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The combustion engine will die out, the electric car is the future of the automotive industry. Today we can choose between attractive mobility alternatives, but the most remarkable thing is that all of them have the seal of sustainability.

History of Four Wheels

How many changes have taken place in the history of transport? Certainly countless. One of the important facts was the electric mobility. Although it sounds incredible, the first electric car was created in the beginning of the 19th century. But, it was not until the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century that an incipient market in Europe and the United States took place. However, this was unsuccessful due to the cost of the vehicles, their low maximum speed and short travel range compared to internal combustion engine vehicles.

But the glorious 21st century was replete of innovations. Thanks to technology and the awakening of environmental awareness have allowed sustainability to be a guiding principle in urban planning worldwide. Today, 2019, we are already talking about electro-mobility as a fully installed reality.

Now We Can Choose

The offer in mobility concerning models, colors, price and mainly sustainability is immense. But when choosing, it is necessary to consider the modality of Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV). Those are the main concepts on which the manufacturers are working more and more. An interesting fact that enhances the use of electric vehicles is what currently is going on in the UK; an agreement, in which the government offers financial support linked to car dealers to make a reduction in the price of subsidized units. The car models Tesla, Hyundai, Kia e-Niro, Nissan are among the favorites of electric-car-users.

In this context, one of the German companies offering other interesting alternatives is Volkswagen, which has recently brought the model ID.3 to the market. ID stands for Intelligent Design, Identity and Visionary Technologies. All members of the model line are listed under this name. It represents a new, independent series in the portfolio of Volkswagen. The 3 has two meanings at once: First, it identifies the ID as a representative of the compact class. On the other hand, the ID.3 starts the third major chapter of strategic importance in the history of Volkswagen after the Beetle and the Golf

While the Beetle once mobilized the masses and the Golf in its generation brought innovations into the class, that was named after it, the ID. is intended to make electro-mobility attractive for a wide range of customer groups. But only one piece of advice I can give you, if you want to book the ID3 model, hurry! These last days the VW reservation system collapsed due to the demand of the future owners of this car.

By 2025, Volkswagen wants to be one of the best with more than 20 purely electrically powered models and more than one million vehicles sold annually, which are emission-free and networked.

Volkswagen is underlining its desire to make the electric car attractive and affordable for as many people as possible.

And What Now?

Sustainable cars are a consequence of the environmental awareness of both, consumers and the companies that produce them. Similarly, the governments need to work on regulation and availability of infrastructure in cities, able to sustain and efficiently accompany the growth of electro-mobility projects.

With green friendly mobility, both, humans and our natural environment, can all be winners.