I had not thought about it that way. So the limiting factors are: taxes and the electrical infrastructure. TOTALLY MAKES SENSE.
We definitely need to keep an eye out for developments in the electrical grid then…and on our bloody politicians.
This reminds me of Drones…drones have limits too. I am not buying the delivery drone propaganda.
Drones have a limit on lift vs payload…and then, there is the issue of noise pollution…
PAYLOAD: the flight time is DRAMATICALLY reduced on a drone when you ad weight. The average 25 minute flight time dramatically comes down when a drone is loaded. And don’t forget, deliveries require a round trip…there and back…otherwise you also deliver a drone!
WEIGHT RATIO: Drones are limited to what they carry. They can only carry on or about 15% of their body weight. So good luck delivering a bowling ball! - The heavier the package, the larger the drone has to be.
NOISE: The helicopter has been around for decades, yet they are not used commercially for residential deliveries or for everyday customer travel. The fact is, the propellers need a certain degree of tilt in order to generate lift and at that degree, they also generate a whole lot of noise. Can you imagine a few drones flying around making deliveries?
Whomever invents a propeller that can generate lift without noise, will go down in history as a great inventor.
That said, you should know that you are at ods with Elon Musk, who was recently quoted for saying:
“I’ve actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don’t mean hybrid, I mean fully electric.”