Invest in transportation disruption

New vehicle technologies and industries are coming faster than you think, and investors will want to get ahead of the major social and economic changes that follow

Yan Barcelo 5 September, 2019 | 1:59AM
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Big changes are coming in the world of transportation that could take us from electric vehicles to autonomous electric vehicles and, ultimately, to a new norm of private transport as a service, eliminating car ownership altogether. These developments will usher in major social and economic changes, and present significant opportunities – and pitfalls – for investors.

“Our mental models about mobility – individually owned cars, gas stations, traffic jams, the driver’s license as a rite of passage – are on the verge of disruption, states a recent McKinsey Quarterly article. Mobility is about to become cheaper, more convenient, a better experience, safer, and cleaner – not 50 or even 25 years from now, but perhaps within a dozen”.

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Yan Barcelo  is a veteran financial and economic journalist with more than 30 years of experience, writing for many publications in Toronto and in Montreal, including CPA MagazineLes Affaires and Commerce.

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