The headlines from the Geneva Auto show last week make appear to indicate that electric vehicles are finally approaching what Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point in his book by the same name. Whether they actually make it still remains to be seen but is, in my view, becoming increasingly likely.
Although data indicates that China’s air quality is improving, deaths from small particulates continue to increase in China and around the world calling attention to the urgency of reducing air pollution.
Thanks to new technology and an innovative business model, bicycles are returning to Shanghai after losing out to cars and scooters over the last 15 years.
In my view, the deal between GM and PSA is a great example of how geo-political issues and the need for companies to become more environmentally sustainable is having a real impact on the business landscape.
Civil society is in the process of changing its mind about the relative merits of diesel versus gasoline cars and the winner in the current debate is likely to be Nissan, Tesla and other companies launching battery electric vehicles in the coming years