When the future of vehicles is in perspective, the significance of the electric drive can never be overstated. Electric vehicles (EV) have been in existence for many decades now, but never broke into mainstream contention for a long time as the image of an EV was docile at best, compared to the muscle of gasoline or diesel engines.
But times have changed, with EVs covering a lot of ground now while creating ripples in the ecosystem – be it with the investors, consumers, or the reigning OEMs. Public incentives to the cause of electric drive is fueling innovation. Quite recently, the governor of California announced an additional $1.25 billion towards zero-emission vehicles which would go a long way in reducing the carbon footprint of the state and in making cities more environmentally sustainable.