The Future Is Electric Vehicles | Opinion

The following is a lightly edited transcript of remarks made by David Michery during a Newsweek podcast debate about EVs being the future of transportation. You can listen to the podcast here:

Electric vehicles are absolutely the future of transportation, and we can all thank Elon Musk for breaking that barrier down and opening that door to allow guys like me an opportunity to deliver vehicles that meet future demand. The future is now, and it is EVs. It's not a hope. Eventually, over time, you will see that they will replace gas vehicles, but gas vehicles will not completely go away.

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Electric cars may take as long as 10 hours to fully charge at home, while even superchargers at charging stations take 30–40 minutes to provide a full charge. New research suggests “quantum charging” could cut the time to mere seconds. Drew Angerer/Getty Images file

As gas powered vehicles became more refined, efficient, and affordable, they met a need that horses and carriages couldn't provide, and we see the same thing happening now. It is inevitable that the combustion engine vehicle will be relegated to a specialty and collector-type item.

The electric vehicle will truly eliminate emissions over time as the entire process for manufacturing becomes more eco-friendly. Nothing happens overnight, but we are progressing at a level that shows sustainability.

David Michery is CEO and Chairman of Mullen Automotive, a Southern California based company.

The views expressed in this article are the writer's own.