Analysis Of Carmakers Forge Ahead With Electric Vehicles By Bill Vlasics

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In the New York Times article “Carmakers Forge Ahead With Electric Vehicles,” Bill Vlasic illustrates the changing global economy for workers and consumers in regards to major automaker’s new lineups of electric vehicles. In this article, Vlasic draws attention to the efforts by auto manufacturers like Tesla, Chevrolet, Nissan, Volkswagen, and many more, to bring the electric car from the future into your garage. Vlasic discusses in January of 2016 where auto manufacturers stole the spotlight at the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Vlasic interviewed Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, to which Keogh mentioned “We expect that at least 25 percent of our business in America will have a plug within 10 years.” Audi is not alone in this plunge into the …show more content…
This is promising news for those seeking many electric alternatives to their current gas powered vehicles, but also to those who currently own an electric or hybrid vehicle. Vlasic mentions Tesla, a smaller but notable auto manufacturer that’s been creating electric vehicles for several years, but recently has triumphed over all its competition, nearly single-handidly saving the electric vehicle. Most remarkably, Vlasic describes Tesla’s new autonomous driving feature than allows the vehicle to drive itself on public roads and interstates. Tesla has paved the road for the auto industry to follow in their footsteps, and close behind them is Audi, BMW, and Chevrolet with similar technologies being released soon. Vlasic described the decline in hybrid and electric vehicle sales in the past few years, however, as evidenced by the nearly 325,000 preorders of Tesla’s newest vehicle that will be releases in 2017, the consumer’s perspective on electric cars has changed dramatically in recent months. Through this article, Vlasic has drawn attention to the outstandingly bright future for the electric car industry, and he has illustrated the remarkable possibilities for a greener

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