(Expansión) – According to recent studies, among which the “ ” stands out, among others, it is observed that, by the beginning of the new decade, electric cars will be so popular that they will equal the expected sales of fuel cars fossil.
These types of studies are focused on systematically presenting the perspective of Digital Transformation, which we are repeatedly talking about, particularly in the last two to three years, about the future and how the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry ), provide a fundamental basis for development.
Like digitization, decarbonization will boost green development as well as the potential applications of ICTs in several key industries by the start of the new decade. The information available has the support of companies, not only specialists in digitization, but also, in a very important way, of experts in the various verticals and organizations whose objective is to share knowledge to try to accelerate the path to a more sustainable world.
One of the main perspectives indicates that by the next decade there will be 145 million new energy vehicles (electric, hybrid and hydrogen fueled) and 100 million private charging cells worldwide. It is also noted that as battery costs come down, performance improves and self-driving technology evolves, electric cars will become increasingly popular with consumers, with sales of more than 40 million worldwide to date. 2030, matching projected sales of fossil fuel vehicles.
It is important to highlight that this is a new transport model, a new ecological transport system that will require a solid support ecosystem for recharging, so the development of the necessary charging infrastructure must be developed quickly and in parallel.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and other related reports, within the next eight to 10 years, the number of private chargers worldwide is expected to reach 100 million units, with a total charging power of 1,500 GW (Giga-Watts) and a total load capacity of 800 TWh (Tera-Watts per hour); while the number of global public chargers will reach 20 million for the same period, with a total charging power of 1,800 GW and a total charging capacity of 1,200 TWh.
The automotive industry has shown significant innovation in recent decades, and in recent years, the combination of vehicles and wireless communications has allowed cars to do new things. Examples include allowing smartphones to sync wirelessly with dash systems, providing location via GPS systems, and even offering the option of enhanced multimedia experiences. In some markets, it’s also possible to lower your insurance premiums by allowing companies to remotely monitor your driving style, creating a whole new level of personalized service.
On the other hand, it is necessary to consider that in the near future and thanks to technologies such as mobile broadband (4G, 5G and its evolution to 6G), artificial intelligence and cloud services, among others, the transport infrastructure – such as roads, bridges, ports, airports and traffic lights, among others – will collect and share information in real time to achieve automatic traffic control, which will serve to alert users in case of congestion and even deliver accident alerts.
The interest of companies in the ICT industries is growing very significantly, given the relevance of energy sources for the operation of digital infrastructure, so it is important to know and make known the points that will be fundamental for the future development of vertical industries and of the ICT industry itself, where green development will be very relevant for the sustainability of companies and the planet in general.
Any company that boasts of being sustainable must show that it is totally committed to the creation of infrastructures and solutions powered by renewable energies, which promote their best use, are efficient and at the same time reduce their carbon footprint.
Editor’s note: César Funes Vice President of Institutional Relations of Huawei Latin America. Follow him on . The opinions published in this column belong exclusively to the author.