Saturday, September 8, 2012

Two Notes on Cars

  1. Defying skeptics, cars get older. If you have a 21-year-old car, you’re not alone. The average age of a car in the U.S. is now 11, which means lots of cars are making it to 21. Two years ago, auto experts said people would have to start buying new cars because the old cars people are driving couldn’t get any older. In spite of this prediction, the trend toward older cars shows little sign of slowing down.
  2. Electric cars are ready — if gas prices go higher. Norway is home to some of the most expensive gasoline in the world. It may also be the country with the highest proportion of electric cars. Nearly 4 percent of new cars purchased last month were electric cars. The electric city cars commonly seen in Norway are considered a practical choice when compared to the cost of filling a fuel tank. Similar sentiments will surely surface in other countries as gasoline prices increase.