The future is electric?

Such messages are going on viral like they are making future.
But it is more ofbIT Cell which is trying to convince people that future is Electric only ?????

Viral Message on Social Media:

*_Some Very Interesting Predictions.._* (To what extent it will come true - time only will tell us)

*1-Auto repair* shops will disappear.

*2-A petrol/diesel* engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor.

*3-Faulty electric* motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots.

*4-Your electric motor* malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a car wash, and your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new electric motor!

*5-Petrol pumps* will go away.

*6-Street corners* will have meters that dispense electricity. Companies will install electrical recharging stations; in fact, they’ve already started in the developed world.

*7-Smart major* auto manufacturers have already designated money to start building new plants that only build electric cars.

*8-Coal industries* will go away. Gasoline/oil companies will go away. Drilling for oil will stop. So say goodbye to OPEC! The middle-east is in trouble.

*9-Homes* will produce and store more electrical energy during the day and then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users. Has anybody seen the Tesla roof?

*10-A baby of today* will only see personal cars in museums. The FUTURE is approaching faster than most of us can handle.

*11-In 1998,* Kodak had 170,000 em- ployees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. Who would have thought of that ever happening?

*12-What happened* to Kodak and Polaroid will happen in a lot of industries in the next 5-10 years … and most people don't see it coming.

*13-Did you think* in 1998 that 3 years later, you would never take pictures on film again? With today’s smart phones, who even has a camera these days?

*14-Yet digital* cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential tech- nologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years.

*15-It will now happen* again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

*16-Forget the book,* “Future Shock”, welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

*17-Software* has disrupted and will continue to disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

*18-UBER* is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world! Ask any taxi driver if they saw that coming.

*19-Airbnb* is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties. Ask Hilton Hotels if they saw that coming.

*20-Artificial Intelligence:* Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

*21-In the USA,* young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM's Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for right now, the basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, (what a thought!) only omniscient specialists will remain.

*22-Watson* already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses.

*23-Facebook* now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

*24-Autonomous cars:* In 2018 the first self-driving cars are already here. In the next 2 years, the entire industry will start to be disrupted. You won't want to own a car anymore as you will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.

*25-You will not need* to park it you will only pay for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving. The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car.

*26-This will change* our cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars. We can transform former parking spaces into green parks.

*27-About 1.2 million* people die each year in car accidents worldwide including distracted or drunk driving. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles; with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles. That will save a million lives plus worldwide each year.

*28-Most traditional* car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. They will try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

*29-Look at what Volvo* is doing right now; no more internal combustion engines in their vehicles starting this year with the 2019 models, using all electric or hybrid only, with the intent of phasing out hybrid models.

*30-Many engineers* from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla and they should be. Look at all the companies offering all electric vehicles. That was unheard of, only a few years ago.

*31-Insurance* companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the costs will become cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

*32-Real estate* will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will abandon their towers to move far away to more beautiful affordable neighborhoods.

*33-Electric cars* will become mainstream about 2030. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.

*34-Cities* will have much cleaner air as well.

*35-Electricity* will become incredibly cheap and clean.

*36-Solar production* has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact. And it’s just getting ramped up.

*37-Fossil energy* companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy.

*38-Health:* The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any Disease. There are dozens of phone apps out there right now for health purposes.

*WELCOME TO TOMORROW* – it actually arrived a few years ago.

Big Daddy

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It is a Lotus, not a common man's car. It is a performance car and for that, its performance figures, if true, are extremely impressive.
I think these Europeans have lost it. I can understand a $500,000 petrol car, but a $2 million car that requires additional fast charging installation that will charge a car in 24 hours is really not luxury. People are doubling down on stupid.

Home is the only place you can charge this car. At all public places, you will get into fights as you have to stop at these locations for 5+ hours.
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Big Daddy

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I did a little reading into this Lotus car. They are claiming that part of the reason for the high cost is that the battery will be charged faster at high speed charging stations like 100% in approx. 30 minutes. The company is bought by some Chinese firm. There are some issues that are not very clear. For example, some are claiming that car ranges may not be very precise as some batteries have a tendency to heat up.

Big Daddy

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So Nanny state springs into action. Fuel based motorcycle registration will increase from :r: 50 to :r: 1000 and for cars the increase will be from :r: 1000 to :r:10,000. Vehicles older than 8 years will have to get fitness certificates so expect to pay fees and bribes. Life in India is about to become a nightmare.

Purchasing New Petrol/Diesel Vehicles And Maintaining Old To Get Expensive By Olga Robert | Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 18:10 [IST]

The Indian government is looking at different ways to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the country. After taking measures to make electric vehicles cheaper, the government is now looking at ways to discourage purchase of new petrol and diesel vehicles while phasing old the use of old ones. Purchasing New Petrol/Diesel Vehicles And Maintaining Old To Get Expensive In its draft notification, issued this week, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has proposed a hike in registration fees of most categories of vehicles running on fuel. New registration of a motor cycle is proposed to be increased to Rs 1,000 (from Rs 50) while renewal of registration is proposed to become Rs 2,000. Similarly, new registration of light motor vehicles can cost Rs 10,000, while renewal is proposed to be Rs 20,000, from the earlier charge of Rs 1,000. Further, the ministry has also proposed ways to promote scrapping of older models. The draft has proposed exemption on registration fee for buyers who scrap older ones. "The newly purchased Motor Vehicles of the categories .....shall be exempted for the payment of fees for the purpose of issue of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark subject to condition that motor vehicle is presented for the registration along with the scrapping certificate of the previously owned vehicle of same category issued by the authorised scrapping centre/agency and the scrapping certificate not utilised for any other such cases in past," it said. The ministry has also proposed to cut the period for renewal of certificate of fitness by half for very old vehicles. The fitness certificates for vehicles older than 15 years have been proposed to be renewed every 6 months instead of the earlier one year period. The fee for renewal of these certificates are also proposed to be increased. If the draft becomes a law, vehicles up to eight years old will have to renew their fitness certificate every 2 years while those older than eight years but less than 15 years will need to get it renewed once a year. The proposal made in the draft are clearly aimed to encourage scrapping old vehicles and also increase the adoption of electric vehicles to curb the country's prevailing pollution crisis that has hampered the air quality, especially in metro cities. The move is also in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

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I don’t think battery swap will work.
But current tech in electric cars is sufficient for modern city driving.
I was in Germany this last week and was pleasantly surprised to see the number of electric vehicles.
This Smart car (made by Mercedes) was charging at this point near my hotel. The next day it was a BMW. I saw electric adventure touring bikes, scooters, Jaguar iPace, Teslas. One of my Uber was Nissan Leaf and he was very happy. another Taxi was a Tesla Model S. there are charging points everywhere. And regenerative braking helps too. In one day in Vienna I must have seen 7-8 Teslas.

Remember Taxis never rest. The more they drive the more money they make.
My driver told me he drives the Tesla for 12 hours then parks it for charging. One hour later the next driver drives it for another 11 hours. The acceleration and speed in my Tesla was awesome.

With Europe, esp dialysis Germany moving fast towards renewable energy. This all makes so much sense.

Not that I dislike Diesel, but am happy to see new tech.

One person told me the key concern in Electric was a certain key rare earth minerals for which the largest supplier (and deposits of the morals) is China. So many people are sceptical of relying so much for such an important ingredient on only one country.

But technology moves fast. I am sure there’s a solution for that.


Cost to change to electric is mich more than you think.
In India if it starts, only big investment corporate houses can do after many failures to see the market.
E Rickshaws are only popular because of the low costs and commercial potential for individuals.
Cars are a locked cabin that requires more power and weight of battery.
Cost of a car if comes to 5Lakhs only then a common man can think of buying it.
Cost of running a car comes similar to his diesel or petrol car with fast charging of 1 hour after11 hours of city driving is must.
Economics works always.
Be it any energy option.
Hero Splendor electric made using truck battery for Rs 10k

Aug 3, 2019 6:53 AM

An eclectic range of electric two wheelers have already started arriving in the market and it looks like the existing conventional motorcycles and scooters are about to witness weakening of their appeal.

If the government has its way, we could be bidding farewell to sub-150 cc two wheelers sooner than later. Even if that happens, we would still be left with too many IC engined two wheelers that are already in use. What could be done about them?

Well, a mechanical from Hisar, Haryana, has come up with a potential solution. He simply took a conventional commuter motorcycle, got rid of its petrol engine and replaced it with a used truck battery and what looks like a simple motor that is usually used to pump water to overhead tanks at residences. A typical 'jugaad' that we as a nation is known for.


Specifications are not known but we could see that the entire system is pretty simple. We don't see any dedicated power electronics module, so we reckon it is a simple DC motor which derives its current directly from the battery. The motor then drives the sprocket directly without the help of a gearbox.

Also, we don't see any provision to plug the battery in to a socket directly for charging. We guess, the battery needs to be recharged the same way a dead vehicle battery is recharged (use distilled water, connect the negative and positive terminals using clips to a power source).

Using this Hero Splendor electric motorcycle could be a cumbersome exercise. Moreover, a truck battery (that too used) is not likely to have adequate cycle life for a sustained EV application. While this modified motorcycle is interesting as a garage build, we have serious doubts over its practicality.


For starters, the mechanic has removed the engine and modified the tubular frame to accommodate the battery. We are not sure how much did this modification compromise the chassis's strength. Total cost of this modification, in replacement of the engine, is about Rs 10,000.

Given that the electric motor varies its speed very drastically during normal operation of the motorcycle, the battery is loaded dynamically and this could push it beyond its designed limits, leading to fire, or in extreme cases, an explosion. So, it is imperative to have a properly designed battery, relevant power electronics, and a carefully designed battery management system.

We expect a wide variety of retrofit EV kits for existing two wheelers to be available off-the-shelf in the coming months. We hope, the government intervenes and regulates this segment by allowing only the approved vendors and fitters to make the powertrain swap.


Big Daddy

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Europe is hardly a model for America. Europe, for years, had petrol prices that were very high. Even higher than India. Europe only looks good but it is not a good place to live. As I said before, if you want a high cost of living and a lower standard of life, go for EVs.

I actually timed myself last time I filled gasoline in my car. It took me less than 2 minutes. A battery that charges for 20 minutes still takes 900% longer. Traditional cars are now becoming more of a symbol of freedom and luxury for me. Not to mention they actually cost less than EVs.