We can see the future (but it's not here yet!)
The case for switching to electric cars is fairly clear. Owning and driving one reduces an individual’s carbon emissions considerably and it’s obvious that in the future, personal transport will be electric. There are barriers to widespread adoption at the moment, but in the next few years, those barriers will get smaller. More manufacturers will begin developing electric and electric-petrol hybrid vehicles, more charging stations (both public and private) will be installed and improvements to battery technology will continue to reduce charging times and increase the range between charges for electric cars. So whilst many of us will be using fossil fuel powered cars for a decade or more to come, increasing numbers of us will be making a switch to an electric vehicle as the 2030s draw nearer.