Opportunities presented by electric cars could draw Google into the car industry in future, according to its Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt.
Google could venture into electric car market, reports Autocar agency.
Google is already heavily involved in the automotive industry through its connectivity and driverless car projects. But Eric E. Schmidt Executive Chairman of Google — a surprise spectator at Lord Drayson’s electric land speed record attempt in UK last week — revealed that Google is spending heavily in research and development in ALL areas of the automotive industry.
“This is the beginnings of a new industry,” he said. “History has proven that new technology thrives best in new companies. I figure that in 20 years’ time, electric cars will be in the mainstream.
“The technology itself is simple and the application of it is advancing quickly. Eventually, people will have to look at internal combustion-engined cars and ask why we drive such complex vehicles. Digital cameras have replaced analogue cameras; the same will eventually happen with our cars.