Living near a big avenue can be disturbing. Dirt, noise and pollution devalue even the most valued regions of a large metropolis. But when all (or at least most) of the cars are electric?
It may take 20, 30, up to 40 years, but the trend is that consumption of pollution-emitting fuels will be diminished until it is a collector’s item.
Electric cars are quiet, making virtually no noise since they do not burn fuel. For the same reason, electric cars do not smoke in the air, do not pollute and do not make dirt.
In São Paulo, Brazil, we see regions that are very affected by problems caused by vehicles. A good example is “Minhocão”. The route of the cars forces the residents to live from a closed window, in search of a little more silence.
A major step in this direction is that buses, which are responsible for noise pollution in large cities, are already being tested with 100% electric motors. In Campinas, SP, a bus powered 100% battery, with capacity to carry 90 passengers, is already being used by the population since 2015.
It is too early to consider living next to a major highway, but who knows, in a few decades, regions that are now completely devalued can become very attractive because of electric vehicles.