Have you ever imagined what would happen if everyone in the world had owned a car? Although many cars are affordable, there are still quite a few people who don’t own a car.
There are 1.2 billion cars in the world today, so we’re going to need at least more 6.3 billion cars to make sure that every person in the world has their own car. This will require 5.6 billion tons of steel, 3.5 times the steel produced by the world each year.
On the roads, these 7.5 billion cars will occupy 36 million kilometers of roads, about half the total length of all roads in the world. Cars normally spend only about 5% of their time on the road network, but there are no 7.1 billion parking spaces.
Even with 95% of them discontinued, global cars currently use 6.5 billion liters of gasoline per day. If this demand increases linearly to 7.5 billion vehicles, the oil industry will need to increase production more than fivetimes, raising oil prices to hundreds of dollars a barrel.
Cars today emit 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. If driving habits remain the same, increasing vehicles to 7.5 billion vehicles will add an additional 13 billion tons a year. This is nearly half of the current carbon dioxide produced by humans worldwide.
There are more than a billion cars in the world today, and the number could quadruple by the middle of this century, as middle classes in countries seek freedom of movement and social status, But the growing desire of many to drive threatens global traffic congestion?
Those who are interested must consider how technology can help achieve the world’s desire without problems.