- R&D 100 Awards
By 2040, it is estimated that electric vehicles will account of 35% of new car sales globally. The global automotive industry is in the throes of the largest technological changes in more than 100 years. What were once challenges are now realistic opportunities. Researchers are building better, cheaper batteries, which in turn allow longer range, more affordable, more mainstream electric vehicles. The global imperative to cut carbon pollution and oil dependency places electric vehicles right at the forefront of the national and international sustainability conversation. Additionally, the auto industry has bought into this new future, investing billions to develop the highest-quality electric vehicle possible.