In a bid to cut down on costs, electric cars could become a more common technology, with electric folding door options potentially being on the horizon.
A new report by the consultancy firm Deloitte predicts that electric car makers will spend around $8.5 billion on vehicle-to-door charging infrastructure in 2025, and will double the number of electric charging stations on the roads in the next five years.
Deloitte says that the number one priority for electric car manufacturers will be to improve their efficiency and to build a range of different charging systems.
The company estimates that the cost of charging in a car could be between $1,500 and $2,000 per kilometre.
The report said that in 2025 there will be at least 4,000 electric car charging stations in Ireland, with the number expected to reach 10,000 by 2023.
It said that as demand increases, the price of charging will drop, while the cost per kilometer of charging is expected to increase by around 50 per cent.
Electric folding doors are not new, with many other countries around the world, including the UK and Germany, already introducing the technology.
Electric cars will also be able to use the technology, which would reduce the amount of time a car takes to reach a charging station, and therefore reduce pollution and carbon emissions.