Electric Cars vs. Conventionals The future is coming. To car manufacturers, the future means going all-electric. Now if you're like most people, you're probably skeptical or concerned about what the future of personal transportation is going to look like. Will car manufacturers stop producing my beloved diesel engine? How will I get to from 0 to 60mph without all 8 of my sports car's cylinders growling and howling from a stop? Will I have to sleep overnight at a gas station to be able to charge my car on road trips?