Don’t Count Out the Internal Combustion Engine

Is the electric car the inevitable wave of the future? Is the internal combustion engine finished, through, a relic of the 20th century—as many are now saying?…

That is the argument offered recently in the Wall Street Journal, where Christopher Mims predicts a kind of tipping point for the sudden mass adoption of electric cars and the demise of the internal combustion engine.

But this assumes that the internal combustion engine is standing still—and it’s not.

In fact, the internal combustion engine is a moving target, and if you assume that we’re going to see future advances in the technology for electric cars, you also have to contend with current and future advances in the technology of the internal combustion engine.

Read the rest at RealClearFuture.

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