Electric cars overtook cars with the manual gearbox

Electric cars overtook cars with the manual gearbox

November 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

More electric cars sold in the US than manual transmission cars

For the first time in history, the number of buyers of electric vehicles in the United States exceeded the number of buyers of cars with a manual gearbox.

The popularity of electric vehicles is growing rapidly: according to J.D. Power, in the third quarter of this year in the United States, for the first time in history, they were able to overtake cars with a manual transmission in sales. 1.9% of all sold new cars were with electric power plants, and the share of cars on the manual transmission barely reached 1.1%. Experts believe that the main thing is to stop the production of many compact compact cars that were equipped with manual gearboxes because of their simplicity and cheapness.

After a dozen years in the market, electric cars overtook cars with a manual transmission. Even despite the fact that the upcoming Aston Martin Vanquish or BMW M3 and M4 of future generations will receive a manual gearbox, the number of new models with a non-alternative “automatic” is significantly larger: take at least the long-awaited Chevrolet Corvette. The leader in sales of cars with a manual transmission in the USA is the city of El Paso in Texas: 6.09% of buyers here choose cars with three pedals.