In the United States for the first time in the history of electric vehicles has sold more than machines that are equipped with a manual transmission. The statistics of new car sales in 2019.
Last year Americans bought 17.1 million vehicles, and, according to Green Car Reports, if the share of electric cars that number was 1.6%, on account of cars with “mechanics” only 1.1% of the total market. Also in 2018, the year with a small, but still ahead of the machine with the classic switch gear was superior to “train” (of 1.6% against 1.5%).
This situation suggests that electric cars are coming, and the car on “mechanics” – to die. Experts are sure: every year, Americans are increasingly likely to abandon the vehicle with “oldusername” control and will increasingly take on a female auto. Expected in early 2020-ies selling cars with manual transmissions in America without a doubt will fall below the level of 1%.
While electric cars are expensive (they cost more money than gasoline and diesel counterparts), so the rapid capture of market to expect from them in the near future should not. However, government incentives for purchasing an EV stimulates the proliferation of, and for traditional cars such preferences, on the contrary, like death. “Add fuel to the fire” and constant tightening of the emission standards: this is forcing manufacturers to abandon existing products and to introduce new technologies. Besides consumer factor – solvent young generation needs more, that is significantly “easier life” and not bring driving pleasure.