As part of this once-in-a-lifetime transition, Volkswagen is investing billions of euros in new powertrain and battery technologies.
It’s 2038 and the last conventional thermal engine car has, just like the dinosaur, been consigned to the museum.
"Electrification is where we are hanging our hat because we believe it is the most efficient way to look at the future", Marek Reichman, chief creative officer, Aston Martin.
Mobile connectivity, digital technology and autonomous driving look set to change the way ordinary people use their cars forever.
"Nissan Intelligent Mobility is our vision to deliver more autonomy, more electrification, and more connectivity to move our customers to a better world."
While tailpipes and driveshafts already look like being consigned to history along with the internal combustion engine, new digital technologies are poised to have an even more dramatic impact on car interiors and exteriors.
Oslo, Madrid, Paris and London are considering partial or even total bans on diesel-powered vehicles in their city centers, as policymakers begin to rethink the role of cars in the urban mobility of tomorrow.
Nissan's Intelligent Mobility vision provides a framework for innovative and technological advances that also focus on the driver and passenger experience, guiding customers towards a safer and more sustainable future.
China’s Thunder Power plans to start mass production of a range of sporty, high-performance models in its home country by as early as 2019.
For Tesla, the Secret Master Plan has always been to get to the mass market Model 3, and from there into the battery business. The goal is the transformation to a low carbon economy – not to build a profitable car company.