21st century is the one in which electric vehicles just start to compete with the gasoline/diesel cars. As a very powerful way of beating the traditional cars, the autonomous driving can be an effective method and a key feature for electric vehicles.
As quite a lot of people are concerned about the safety of the autonomous vehicles, “a natural path towards full autonomy therefore starts with small, short range and most likely electric vehicles that provide local mobility at low speeds and in increasingly less controlled environments. (1).In this way, both the electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles can enter the market together.
In conclusion, I suggest that we could apply the autonomous driving technology to the electric vehicles. In this way, the electric vehicles may be more competitive both economically and ecologically.