Tony Seba has published an updated lecture: The Electric Vehicle Disruption – End of Oil 2030
Having attended a lecture by Tony Seba two years ago, I have found his analysis coherent, well-researched, and well worth taking note of.
If you are involved in transportation infrastructure management, or you own an internal combustion engine vehicle, then this presentation is well worth your time.
The Electronic Vehicle Disruption, when coupled with associated autonomous vehicle technologies has the potential to be part of a major change in transportation service delivery, with ongoing and long-term impacts on associated transportation networks.
This has potential to bring major changes in road demand, road congestion, road usage patterns and road pricing (i.e. fuel tax doesn’t work if a major part of vehicles is electric).
It also has the potential for major effects on public transport services.
All the building blocks required for this disruptive change are progressively being put in place, as Tony notes in the lecture.
Systems are being tested and refined, and development and cost curves are now getting close to the tipping point of mass adoption.
I encourage Inframanage Blog readers to watch this Electric Vehicle Disruption lecture, and to stay informed about these changes, and start thinking about the impacts of this disruptive change on the infrastructure asset management networks you manage.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Screenshot from Nordic FUTURE Days video interview