A new white paper has revealed that the impact of switching to electric vehicles (EVs) could have wider reaching cultural consequences such as convenience and safety.
Research by Navigant Research claims that the transition to EVs will herald a change in the economic, convenience and safety of personal mobility associated with vehicle travel.
The report also believes that the switch will encourage the push to on-demand automated vehicle services.
As EVs begin to be commonplace post-2020 the report claims that ‘if coordinated as part of a multimodal transportation ecosystem, this shift could lead to reduced traffic congestion in cities, lowered demand for parking spaces, and beneficial energy and environmental impacts’.
The white paper concludes that on-demand automated EV’s could therefore become a direct competitor of the traditional car and could be cheaper in the long run.
The research states that cost will be one of the biggest drivers towards the uptake of electric vehicles post-2020.