Our known petroleum reserves will last us only for another 40 years or so. And then bam! The internal combustion engine would be defunct forever! Hybrid and electric cars would rule the roost. Maybe cars running on water and hydrogen will also become prevalent. One never knows what may be in store for us in the next 40 years. Novelties such as the Ford Basura, a disposable car, have already been showcased as concepts. I don’t think people 40 years before us would have even thought of the concepts coming out today, in their wildest of dreams!
Technology is constantly evolving and with it is our ability to think out of the box and create new inventions which would revolutionise the world of motoring. The cars in the market today would soon become antiques and when the present generation grows up, it would tell the next generation tales of cars that ran on petroleum in the not-so-distant past.
Imagine no V8, no V12, just a meek rechargeable battery tucked away where the majestic engine used to live out its days in pride!