editors-blog-entry3Meanwhile, while most people slept through it, and don’t even know much, if anything, about electric vehicles, EVs are on the verge of killing the internal combustion engine — and sinking Big Oil as well (that’s the best part!).

I saw this already back in 2009, when I founded SolarChargedDriving.com, and I’ve been driving all electric since 2014, powering my 2014 Nissan LEAF with 100 percent clean, green renewable solar and wind power!

But now others are seeing the proverbial writing is on the wall. Check out this excellent piece published recently in a major mainstream Canadian newspaper, The Toronto Star –>
‘Why electric vehicles are closer than they appear’

texas-oil-900pxThe death of the internal combustion engine car and its replacement by the electric car, which can be 100 percent fueled with renewable energy generated electricity, is coming very soon. This, again, despite the fact that very few of my friends, and relatives — and quite likely very few of yours — have an electric car.

They will have an electric car sooner than they think — or really, we’ll have self-driving electric fleets owned by Uber, etc. and the need to own a car will go away — completely!

Check back with me in 10 to 15 years, and you will say, “You were right, Christof. You were right!”

I bet there are other long-time EV advocates out there who are also relishing the now very clear coming vindication of the electric car, and the validity of their early insight into the future, right? 😉


4 Responses

  1. Tabot (@AzZenCyclist)

    I’ve been riding an electric cargo bike for 75% of my trips for the last 4 years. I will be getting a Model 3 in the next 4-6 months. With the Bolt, Model 3 and new Leaf, things are going to start changing pretty quick. Model Y will absolutely be a game changer.

    • Christof Demont-Heinrich

      Very cool. I biked to work regularly — about 10 miles each way — for 5 years or so. Then, I had to cart kids around all over the place and it became much more difficult to find days to bike to work. Model 3 would be great — but I would have to go zero frills and 210 mile range, and even that would be pricey for me. We college journalism profs. are not exactly at the top of the academic pay scale 😉

  2. Lester Burnham (@paymeinbeahhh)

    Imho gas has to triple in price (to $10 or so here in cali); ev recharging stations have to become comparable in nbrs to gas stations — say every 3rd station also has a quickcharger, and EVs have to average at least 200 miles in range.

    Can this happen in your optimistic 10-15 year timeframe? If the last few years is any indication, no, sorry. OPEC is keeping oil prices low as is the stagnant demand. Low prices will keep us Americans in our SUVs and pickup trucks until prices drastically rise. Why change otherwise?

    • Christof Demont-Heinrich

      I just have a sense that the momentum has shifted radically to renewable energy. The political will to go 100% renewables is there in many, many places around the world. Three years ago, mainstream media laughed at the idea that the world could be powered by 100 % renewable energy. Not anymore, the idea is actually becoming quite mainstream and the only people who say it cannot be done anymore are people who work in/for and/or have lots of money invested in Big Oil and Dirty Coal. These people have money and power, but they aren’t that many in number, and they are shrinking every day!


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