Automotive is now a fast-growing industry. Short years have gone by but the technology from the 1990’s vehicles has grown exponentially until today’s amazing pieces of artwork. To some people, cars are only transported from point A to destination point B. But to some others, cars are their lifeline. Automotive enthusiasts treat their cars like their babies. Care and love their cars. I myself am a car enthusiast. The community that speaks cars together speaking the same language is so amazing and welcoming at the same time very active. To car enthusiasts like myself Cars with screaming V12’s and V10’s and their pops and bangs are like an orchestra. Beautiful Music to the ears made by beautifully crafted instruments. Car enthusiasts themselves would play around with their machines to make them even more powerful, more beautiful sounding. But some very important questions lie ahead of all these beautiful creatures. What is the future of the Automotive Industry? What happens to the enthusiasts when their instruments will slowly go out of production? These questions might seem like they are still far away but yet these questions need to be asked. Because in the future, unfortunately, it will happen. Car enthusiasts apart, what about the mechanics as well as technicians? What will happen to their careers? Will they still be supported or will it become an obsolete, redundant job? So many questions to ask.
Right now in the Automotive Industry are three major options that we all are familiar with. The cars that we drive today or cars that we see on the road all are very similar underneath their skin.
Fossil Fuel powered
Firstly, we have petrol or diesel-powered engines. All car brands today are all using fossil fuels like petrol or diesel. These are common engine types that run very well ever since the start of automotive. Fuels are the same but the engines are very much different. Cars like these have various engines. To list the fundamental types of engine is by numbering the number of cylinders an engine has. Fundamentally there are 8 types of engines. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, & 16 cylinder engines. Engines like the 3 to 5 are common to all of us, especially the 4. Most cars on the road today use 4-cylinder engines. While more powerful cars use 6 to 8 cylinders. But the most powerful of them all classify as Supercars and Hypercars use 8 to 16 cylinders. Just to name a few car models, Ferrari uses 8 cylinders in their lower entry-level models and 12 cylinders as their flagship. Lamborghini uses 10 cylinders for their entry-level cars and up to 12 for their flagship models. Bugatti on the other hand is the company that started to use a special type of engine called the W16 formed by two V shape 8 cylinder engines put side by side creating the legendary W16. Car enthusiasts thrive and feed on engines like these. Instruments of music to their ears. Further modifying them to sound even more beautiful and individualised.
Then we have hybrids. A mix of two types of the powertrain. Having engines mixed with electric motors. Powertrains like these have two uses. Firstly, to save as much fuel as possible and make the car as fuel economical as possible. Under lower speeds and lower acceleration situations, the electric motors are the main source of power, and when it is needed the engine will start and assist in the driving at higher speeds and high acceleration situations, making this type of vehicle most fuel economical in the market. Honda Jazz Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrids and Honda Civic hybrids use systems like these. Another use of this system of the powertrain is to create the highest possible power but at the same time will not cost too much to run. Brands like Volvo recharge models, Porsche Panamera Hybrids as well as high-performance brands like Mclaren in their P1 or the high-performance prestige brand from Sweden named Koenigseggs use hybrid powertrains to maximise power. These uses of Hybrid technology have both reinforced the future technology of the Automotive Industry.
Full Electric or EV’s
Then there is the new system that has recently started to grow into something very real. Full electric vehicles now in the 21st century are starting to grow and grow very fast. In the 90’s there already were EV cars but they were a flop. It was slow and looked very ugly for the sake of aerodynamics. Because of these it lacked sales and was no longer able to be pushed into the market. But yet many years of development slowly brewing behind closed doors in the 21st century, here comes the electric car wave. Electric cars today are extremely powerful for the price that it offers to consumers. It is powerful yet cheap to run. Companies like Porsche, Audi, BMW, Volvo and the one who started it all Tesla all pushed for all-electric vehicles. They are quiet, fast, agile, stable at speeds with a low centre of gravity, with tech-savvy technology like self-driving capability. Furthermore, a little secret perk. It will not destroy your car if you drive through floods and there are no worries for hydrolock.
Now then where is the future? Full electric vehicles are now the future. There is already a trend that we can see. When cars those days used fossil fuels the infrastructure was what solidified the car industry to use petrol or diesel. Putting it in today’s situation, infrastructures for full-electric cars are already developing and in countries like the United States, the electric car infrastructure has already been developed and is in use all over the country. Europe as well has grown its infrastructure for cars that are all-electric. Based on this trend we can know that electric cars are coming and they will be standard for the future. Not only this but we can see that electric cars of today are becoming more and more powerful and instance compared to engine cars. For comparison, the Lamborghini Aventador is $393, 695 dollars while the Tesla is only $160, 516 dollars but they are both as powerful and as fast. Yet Tesla, a fully electric car, costs less and runs on less compared to the supercar. Similarly, Lamborghini Urus in comparison to an Audi E-Tron both has similar performance numbers on their acceleration run from 0 km/h to 100 km/h took only 3.0 seconds. The Lamborghini cost $ 229, 227 dollars while the Audi cost $147, 865 dollars. By these trends, we can already see where the future is heading.
So, for car enthusiasts, on every opportunity you have, enjoy what you have now with still screaming V12’s and V10’s while they are still available before it’s too late! Work on your cars and enjoy the moment. Of course, please do wear high-quality gears when working on your car as those are chemicals. Be Careful when you’re working on your cars. Wear high-quality gloves like Medrux. For more, you can search up Medrux.com