Ten years ago, LUBIE LOVE – The Movie, was released.   The issues and topics featured are now everyday concerns – for consumers, businesses and governments.

Autonomous driving, car share and fuel standards are driving an immense amount of investment into our future modes of transportation.  America’s diversified energy strategy is going to guide America’s success as a transportation leader. 

Today, almost all of the American automakers and their competitors internationally are involved in offering an electric vehicle.   Combine the efforts of non-traditional automakers (think Boeing with Flying Vehicles and Drones), industrial giants are immensely involved in how we, mom and pops, companies and governments are going to move from point A to B.

The main players today include:

  • Tesla
  • NIO
  • BYD
  • Toyota
  • BMW
  • Nissan/Renault

While model reviews are not a focus of this post, the success of these companies with alternatives, specifically electric, depends on consumer income and corporate strategies.   Consumers should freely choose when companies provide quality, reliable and price friendly vehicles.  To date the pricing of electrics have been subsidized by the US automotive quotas.  This has allowed pricing to be artificial and inflated.   It also has allowed companies, like Telsa, to gain a following in a stagnant category which now is the focus of many corporations, globally.

In the near future, oil powered cars will designate a population’s economic status.  The features found in electric vehicles will rely on technology and styling that exudes continued opulence.  With climate worries (justifiably) in focus, multiple governments are mandating clean emission standards.  Some are targeting 2050 for complete adaption of new climate standards.   This will further shape the viability of electrics vs combustion engines, as pointed out in a 2017 Economist article.

Your and my role is simple:  Choose Bling for the Environment.   The advantage today vs the final shoot of Lubie Love in 2005 – Bling is now considered green powered vehicles.  Ferrari, Audi, BMW, Tesla, Karma … and the list goes on…have joined the global community in providing consumers with viable fuel efficient vehicles.   The next 10 years should only get better for us all.