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Our environment is being polluted with harmful gases and other toxins which are not only hurting our environment but also our daily lives are being compromised by the toxins around us. We are all contributing to this damage. We have a responsibility to leave this place better than we found it for the benefit of our future generations.

The future of the world will have to be based on renewable energy.  This is what creation has given us in enormous abundance. We cannot possibly continue to carry out human activities by plundering the resources that we have inherited. We have not inherited this earth.  We have borrowed it from our children.

WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS - WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN.

The Earth does not belong to us but we belong to the Earth.  We are a part of an Ecosystem that is so very vulnerable and if we damage this environment then we damage our own future.

Today’s internal combustion engines contribute nothing towards the development of renewable energy sources. Because these cars draw their power from oil and gas, they offer no incentive for utility companies to invest in or develop solar, wind, or geothermal power plants.

Gasoline driven cars are also to be de-commissioned in the near future and replaced with Battery powered cars. The car batteries are to be charged with renewable energy sources such as Solar, Wind, Hydro, Tidal, Geo-Thermal and anything that is renewal and has a zero-carbon footprint in the energy generation process.

Electric cars are no longer some kind of science fiction fantasy.  They have moved from the drawing board to reality. As desirable as electric cars may be for New Zealand and many New Zealanders, they will start off being expensive. The Government believes it is appropriate to provide an incentive for electric vehicles through an exemption to road user charges.

Zero-emission electric cars won’t simply end the destructive relationship between transportation and oil. They will put the world on a path towards a future where renewable energy sources are our only energy sources.

It's over: Electric Cars Win

It could take ten years or more to become apparent, but I’ll call it now: the electric car will replace the internal combustion engine.

A caveat: I am not an automotive industry expert. Which is why I’m right. I’m not mired in the details, the past failures, the what ifs or the buts. All I see are the big, obvious things. When it comes to sea change in human behaviour, though, obvious matters.

So, since no prediction is worth its salt without an accompanying list, the following are five overlapping reasons why our children will all be driving electric cars.

Resistance is Futile.

The EV revolution will not happen overnight. Stakeholders in various competing technologies will not allow their ventures to die without a fight. While problems of range and charging persist, consumers will be hesitant to switch, even as they are squeezed by gas prices. And of course, the shift from petrol to electric can only happen one car at a time.

But my guess is that the shift to electric cars will happen sooner than we think. Change happens very slowly, and then, all of a sudden, very fast. Think of VHS to DVD, or the road from vinyl records to iTunes – four different technologies in less than 30 years.

The automotive industry is a whole lot bigger than the record business, but that also means there’s more incentive to make the switch to the leading technology. It also means once that technology is in place, there’s more incentive to support it. That technology is ELECTRIC.

Here is a peek into the future of the global automotive industry with Electric Vehicles leading the way.

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