With 2021 in the rearview mirror, Kline is identifying which trends will impact the new year, bringing heretofore unseen changes and curveballs. Among the most significant: the end of the ICE (internal combustion engine) age for personal mobility in most parts of the world, triggered by the increasing popularity of EVs (electric vehicles) as consumers demand cleaner, greener options in their now-substantial interest in sustainability. But with progress comes challenges: a rapid expansion of charging infrastructure is essential, and oil companies now face several threats, including the inevitable contraction in their fuel and lubricants businesses.
So what, exactly, will comprise the charging infrastructure? And how will oil companies respond to their new dilemmas? Kline answers those questions in What’s Next in Personal Mobility: A Look Into 2022 and Beyond, in addition to providing an overview of digital technology — and more.