How Dependence on Cars has Changed Our Lifestyle and Planet
The auto industry is an ever-changing, continuously improving, competitive industry propelled forward through human ingenuity. Compare today’s vehicles with vehicles that drove off the assembly line just 100 years ago: Today’s car lasts a lot longer, gets better gas mileage and provides the owner with a comfortable ride. Cars offer unprecedented freedom and are one of the great industrial success stories of the 20th century.
When the auto industry became competitive, the price went down drastically and the market became saturated. Today's automobiles are indispensable to a large portion of the population. There are over one billion vehicles worldwide today, and in another 40 years, this number could double. In America, there is one car for every 1.3 person. While this is good news for the automotive industry, it is a bad omen for our planet.
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