The car tuning trend has been around for as long as I can remember, maybe it was called something else but for as long as there have been automobiles, people have been tuning them.
Car tuning can be many different things, some people increase horsepower of their cars, other spend most of their time and money on setting their cars apart aesthetically, while a large number of people change their interiors with new upholstery, TV monitors, video game systems, and even put in laptops. A lot of car tuners do a combination of the above to really set themselves apart from the crowd.
So what does the future hold for the car tuning industry? With the increasing popularity of hybrid and more eco-friendly vehicles, one would think car tuning industry would be dying soon but that could not be farther from the reality. As the auto industry changes, so do tuning companies, they constantly adopt the latest technologies to keep up with the latest trends and sometimes they even create technologies that auto manufactures implement into their production models. There are numerous examples of tuned hybrid cars that produce massive amounts of horsepower with relatively good fuel economy.
As manufacturers produce more electric vehicles we will see a shift in the car tuning industry to electric motors. It is much easier to increase the horsepower produced by an electric motor than the familiar internal combustion motor. There are already car companies that are using the eco-friendly technology to increase horsepower rather than increase fuel economy. One such example is the sports car produced by Tesla and even Formula One is using small electric motors in their state of the art racing cars to not only increase power but to also reduce fuel consumption.
As we get into the second decade of the 21st century the future looks very bright for car tuning and for the environment. Automobiles are not going anywhere and as long as there are automobiles, there will be people who love them and want to go faster and make their vehicles stand out from the crowd and they can sleep better at night knowing they are doing it without damaging the environment.