Electric vehicles are generating more buzz in the auto industry as the years go by. But looking 25 years into the future, analysts' opinions vary greatly over how much influence these vehicles will have on drivers and automakers.
Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, predicts that by 2039, almost all private transportation will be done by electric vehicles.
Kevin Riddell, manager of powertrain forecasting at LMC Automotive, said gas-powered vehicles may not have the near 100 percent penetration they have now, but they will likely still make up 50 to 75 percent of the market.
Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com, said gasoline will be "king of the kingdom" for the next 10 to 15 years, but beyond that, it's too hard to predict.
Welcome to the great debate over the future of electric vehicles.