25 Jun '12, 5pm

Tesla CEO Predicts More Than Half of New Cars to be Electric in 20 Years

Tesla CEO Predicts More Than Half of New Cars to be Electric in 20 Years

Elon Makes a Bold EV Prediction It usually doesn't pay to bet against Elon Musk . He's not only brilliant and he never gives up, but he's also shown great insight into technological trends. His latest prediction - which he's ready to bet on - is that: "In 20 years more than half of new cars manufactured will be fully electric." He even added that "it's probably going to be in the 12- to 15-year time frame," and "I feel actually quite safe in that bet. That's a bet I will put money on." © Tesla Motors My 2 Cents Are things likely to happen that way? It's hard to say, but I do know that non-linear systems can surprise people when tipping points are reached. It wasn't that long ago that almost nobody had cellphones, and someone looking at the cellphone adoption rate could have projected that it would take decades for cellphones to reach even a pretty small market share.But at...

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