The reign of the traditional, internal combustion engine might be rapidly ending, depending on your definition. In its report Automotive Fuel Efficiency Technologies , Navigant Research predicts that by 2017 “conventional gasoline-powered vehicles” are going to be less than half of the market for new autos worldwide. However, this bold statement does not suggest that hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells and electric cars will dominate the globe’s road in just two years. Instead, Navigant considers practically any technology beyond old-school, naturally aspirated power to be outside its narrowly defined traditional category.
“There is no single technology that will dominate […]