Going into the 2020s has been nothing short of terrible for the most part, but advances in technology, from biotech and epidemiology to road vehicles and artificial intelligence means that the next ten years are going to be extremely interesting, and companies, no matter the sector, needs to proof themselves against some future business factors before it’s too late.
The world and its industries change resulting in real-world influences and changes to everyday people. Sometimes changes come in the form of technological advances, unforeseen circumstances or events over which we have no control and are therefore required to adapt.
Current trends and world events dictate that at the very least you should consider the following changes to your company:
- Invest in Electric Vehicles
- Deploy Post-Pandemic Measures
Electric vehicles are beginning to be purchased in large quantities and it is going to be the future business incoming government regulations might require them while the current worldwide pandemic is teaching us a lot about societal communication.
The Countdown has Begun for Battery Powered Cars
Non-polluting, fully electric vehicles were resigned to science fiction at one point in time but thanks to companies like Tesla and Toyota they are rapidly becoming reality all over the world as most manufacturers now developed EVs and although EVs only account for 2.6% of total global car sales, the EV industry is seeing a 40% increase per year.
As part of anti-climate change measures, upcoming UK government regulations state that sales of petrol-engined vehicles will be banned by 2030 and only electric vehicles will be allowed to be legally sold. This is potentially bad news for businesses that require vehicles such as courier companies and just buying a couple of used vans each year will no longer be enough.
Purchasing fully electric or petrol hybrid electric vehicles as soon as you can ensures that you begin the process of replacing CO2 polluting engines before it becomes an issue and an inconvenient expense when the deadline comes.
The End of the Pandemic Doesn’t Mean It Has Ended
If 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything it’s that we took our freedom of social intermingling for granted. The rapid and rampant spread of the virus throughout public spaces and workplaces was a direct reflection of society’s ignorance of maintaining pristine hygiene standards and acceptable proximities to each other.
As a result of inane attitudes towards social distancing and advice from experts when the pandemic broke in the UK, the nation now has the second-highest transmission and death rate in the world next to the United States and this could have been avoidable if strict pandemic measures were deployed by all companies from the first day they were advised.
As it stands today, we are used to social distancing and lockdown procedures and there is no reason that strict measures should not stay in place when the pandemic “ends”. Experts have advised that the virus won’t just simply disappear after vaccination and could continue to spread in new variants or mutations and because transmission is so easy, it is likely that countries will apply Covid-19 regulations across various sectors for years to come.