Over the last several years, it’s become ever more clear that the future of road transportation will not be based around the internal combustion engine or fossil fuels. Instead one day in the near future we’ll all be driving our Tesla Model (Insert alphabet letter hear) or our electric SUVs by various other brands. Not only do electric cars offer greater convenience for a large majority of car users but they also offer health benefits, energy independence and more than likely an autonomous mode of transportation. All that being said, electric cars are far from end game in the world of transportation. So let’s talk a little bit about what comes AFTER electric cars.
It’s a little weird to think that a large portion of personal transportation was started with micro-mobility, whether we’re talking about bicycles or literally riding a horse into battle, I would consider these forms or versions of micro-mobility (Even though an average horse is fairly substantial compared to a bicycle). That being said, I don’t think there are a whole lot of inherent benefits in large vehicles once certain elements are set free from that sort of design. Sure larger vehicles are safer and offer more storage but with advancements in material science and design languages it’s not hard to imagine vehicles that are smaller and feature improved storage when compared to what’s on the market now. Certainly there will be limits but the future of transportation will likely be smaller in size and micro-mobility fits extreme well with this paradigm shift. If you’ve ever been to an urban area over the past several years you would have noticed a growth in e-bikes or e-scooters or even just people spending more time walking to places. Thanks to the over reliance on vehicles traffic has only gotten worse with very little improvements made over time. While I do think that congestion will be solved to a certain extend from smaller design languages for personal vehicles why not skip the lines entirely by using micro-mobility instead!
Cars can go fairly quickly already, whether we’re talking about your average sedan on the road being able to hit 120mph or your sportier options that can hangout in the 200mph club, speed is available quite literally on tap for most people when it comes to cars. That…