Hoverboards, flying cars, time travel, the disappearance of Diesel … these are all things which have been projected into the vague and distant future. While we didn’t have time travel figured out quite as early as Back to the Future predicted, technology does continue to surprise us. Some of these possibilities seem more likely than others.
Recently, Germany made it known that they wish to outlaw diesel and combustion engines by 2030. The German Federal Council passed this resolution and asked the European Union as a whole to consider doing the same. It isn’t legally binding, but it has put the potential disappearance of diesel on every truck-lover’s mind.
Recently, a member of a Ram forum made a post about this European movement. This got other users worked up when they were forced to ask, could Ram diesel be disappearing? Members of the forum made speculations and discussed the potential alternatives of the future. One member shared a press release from a truck company named Nikola who claims to be developing a hydrogen fuel semi truck.
If and when diesel and combustion engines are out of the picture, drivers will turn to electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. GM has been working on hydrogen fuel for some time, but argue that they are currently lacking the infrastructure needed to really make it happen. Refueling in remote locations would not be possible … yet.