The automotive industry is no exception. Some countries are already relying on electromobility and hydrogen vehicles for a more sustainable environment. However, what effects could these have on our current method? 

Hydrogen And Electromobility Cars Vs. Traditional Fuel Cars: A Question Of The Future 

Hydrogen and electric cars both operate on evidently clean fuels; hence, reducing smog and pollution. Although the source of hydrogen or electricity production could be based on partly clean processes plus they may come on a bit expensive price, especially the hydrogen models. 

On the other hand, fuel cars pose dangers to our health as well as to the environment due to harmful emissions. But on the bright side, they have an economical price tag and low maintenance cost.

In the end, which of them will prevail? Will electromobility or hydrogen replace our current methods? 

In our opinion, the possibility is visible. However, the process can take a long time. The development must be thoroughly planned and implemented to ensure the concept of a green economy is achieved. Getting hydrogen is the main issue here since it doesn't subsist in its pure form (even though hydrogen is the most common element we have). 

So, Will Filling Stations Be Superfluous? 

This is another concern about auto innovations. Will the filling stations end soon and completely replaced by electric and hydrogen stations? 

Based on various resources we've found, filling stations could still be an essential part of the automotive industry - even when newer innovative means of transportation exist. Redesigning is the only way to cope up with the trend; otherwise, retiring in the market is their closest option. 

For the past few years, there has already been a decrease in the demand for gas stations across Europe. From an estimated over 100,000 filling stations in operation, it went down to 77,000 by the end of 2017. One major reason for this tremendous fall is that many citizens are now starting to swop private transport with ever-developing public options like electric cars. 

As have mentioned earlier, stations don't necessarily need to shut down entirely. Why not benefit from the development instead? Like for instance, a British company is investing in a hundred gas stations across the UK, intending to charge electric vehicles for a few minutes while providing other basic services, including coffee shops and education hubs. 

The Future of the Automotive Industry 

Ever wondered what will the auto industry look like, let's say, in the next five years? 

A recent study suggests that for the following fifteen years, the worldwide automotive market will have the greatest transformation. Low cost and small vehicles will earn significance. Hybrid cars will likely attain a forty percent share while electric will account for around ten percent of vehicle sales. Connectivity cars will be in demand, too, being a fundamental element in 2025 and beyond. 

Of course, new business models will soon emerge. Technically savvy, younger generations would be a crucial driver in the innovation of more convenient and sustainable mobility solutions within the next years. For now, you must wait a bit longer for autonomous cars and efficient EVs that can compete with the engine performances of traditional fuel vehicles or even better.  

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