Some things will take centuries to change. Cars weren’t commonplace in 1900, but they were in 2000. Vehicles of all kinds can be seen on the motorways of America these days. If I had to predict anything about cars in 3000, it would be that combustion engines will no longer exist.
This major category includes the following subcategories. More than any other culture, most Americans are in a love affair with cars. They become emotionally attached to them.
I’m showing my age. When I was young, most people had one vehicle at home, and it was usually a car. That car could have been called a sedan or a coup. If you saw a pickup truck in a driveway, it usually meant the owner worked outdoors. Even back then, there were many types of vehicles on the road that didn’t fit either definition.
Today, it seems like everyone old enough to drive has some type of vehicle. Some have more than one. My wife, Josie, and I only have one, and it’s in the Philippines. When I drive in the United States, I use one of my children’s vehicles. I prefer not to drive at all if I can get away with it.
I look forward to when electric cars become affordable for everyone and cars with combustion engines are no longer sold. Not because of pollution or some kind of carbon footprint but because electric motors are more efficient. I don’t think I’ll ever own one, quite honestly. By the time they become commonplace, I’ll be too old to care.