When you travel, you travel in electric cars.
The trend of electric cars has been on a steady march over the last two decades, with many manufacturers making their vehicles electric or even plug-in hybrid, in a bid to lower their CO2 emissions and cut congestion.
Now, it looks like the trend has finally caught up with the trends of traditional car ownership.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the share of households in the world owning a car has grown to 31.5 percent from 19.3 percent in 2009, according to the latest figures.
While the trend of owning electric cars may seem strange at first, it is not completely unheard of.
For example, Tesla Motors and Nissan are both currently rolling out electric cars that can run on batteries or even electricity, making it possible for people to travel in the car.
However, the trend is catching on fast and the average person now owns at least one electric car.
In India, the share owning an electric car has been rising since 2009.
According to the NBS, the number of EVs in the country increased from 2.3 million in 2009 to 4.5 million in 2017.
The rise in the share ownership of electric vehicles has been in the interest of a number of reasons.
First of all, electric cars are seen as a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cars, especially compared to petrol-powered vehicles.
Secondly, the electric car industry has seen tremendous growth over the past two decades.
The NBS data also shows that the share purchasing an electric vehicle increased from 5.6 percent in 2000 to 12.3 per cent in 2017, which is a massive jump.
Thirdly, the increasing popularity of electric bikes and electric cars means that more and more people are choosing to buy an electric bike or electric car instead of a petrol car, and therefore reducing the need for petrol-based cars.
Fourthly, electric bikes have become a mainstay in the Indian cityscape.
According the NBD, out of the 1.38 crore km of bike lanes in India, 1.1 crore are equipped with electric bikes.
In recent years, there has also been an increase in the number and popularity of self-driving cars, with the government announcing in January 2018 that the number would reach 20 million by 2022.
According the data, out in India the electric bike and electric car share is currently at 25.6 and 13.2 percent respectively, and there is also a rise in people owning them.