WSJ Auto Columnist: Next Vehicle Will Be Electric, Gasmobiles Soon To Be Like Flip Phones | CleanTechnica

WSJ Auto Columnist: Next Vehicle Will Be Electric, Gasmobiles Soon To Be Like Flip Phones | CleanTechnica

Neil says, “During the reasonable service life of any vehicle I buy today, I expect the demand for IC-powered vehicles will drop to practically zero, equivalent to the current market penetration of flip phones. No one will want them and there will be nowhere to get them fixed; by that time widespread fleet electrification will have cratered traditional dealerships that depend on service dollars to survive.”

Right now, “The Twilight of the IC engine is pretty awful, actually. All the technical gymnastics to reduce consumption and emissions from IC engines—stop-start, cylinder deactivation, CVT transmissions, high-strung turbos hooked up to small displacement motors—it all feels junky and compromising.”

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