The year 2019 is when car companies rush into EVs and plug-ins and hybrids. Do they sell more alternative fuel cars? Possible and not possible.
It is also the year when more car manufacturers are adding new medium and small trucks. Will they sell? I bet; country musicians do not sing on the roads of the rain country and Teslas. 2019 or 2020 is the date in which car makers said that we will see the first wave of self-driving cars (level 3) that will allow the extended car to drive. The jury has come out of this, and we still have at least a decade before we see what people see as truly independent cars, especially without drivers.
There is a split between what automakers do, what buyers want, what buyers want when they flirt with gasoline at $ 2 a gallon, and what happens to the planet if we think 97 percent of the papers that say global warming is an acceptable fact.
Here are trends that make up cars, SUVs and driving in 2019 and then in the second decade of the first decade of the 21st century.
- Cheap gas gives pick-up, SUV market two-thirds
Ten states are likely to start in 2019 at the standard unleaded gasoline price of less than $ 2 a gallon, says AAA: Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, and Iowa. Our conclusion of late 2018 data (that the government has closed operations on Excel instead of the Federal Reserve) says that the average price of gas at the beginning of the year, with an average of all states, will be around $ 2.20. Gallon. This is the average historical price for the past 90 years and the regular big decline since we spent 2011-2014 we live with $ 3.45 to $ 3.85 for gasoline.
Cheap gas prices and cheap loan for 60 to 84 months made it possible to purchase larger cars or cars and trucks with more options. The Ford F-150, the best-selling in the United States, is likely to sell 900,000 units of total 2018 sales in 2018, a 10 percent increase over the car that appeared in 2015. Five years ago, cars Trucks (pickup, SUV, and crossover) even in market share. By late 2018, cars were running at 30 per cent and sliding. This has implications for CAFE, or the average fuel economy of companies, the average all cars sold by each automaker. Even with smaller turbo engines on large cars, even with hybrid technology such as the 48-volt torque engine in the 2019 Ram 1500, more than 20 mpg in real-world driving may be difficult to access to full size pickups.
Americans love big SUVs because we carry a lot of things when we travel, and we are also bigger. The average number of American men is 25 pounds compared to the 1960s.
Not all pickups and SUVs are monster size. The best-selling SUVs in 2018 were the Toyota RAV4 (estimated at 425,000 sales), Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Chevrolet, and Ford Escape, all compact vehicles. Most of them fit for 2 adults in the back. You can not sell a built-in SUV today if it’s just extended.
- A flock of new EVs, plug-ins on the road
Did you know that the best-selling luxury / sports car in the United States this year was the Tesla 3, an electric car with at least 125,000 sales, outperforming Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, Cadillac XT5, and Acura RDX? Or that all three Teslas models – Model 3, Model S, X – will be among the top 20 luxury cars sold in 2018, according to GoodCarBadCar.net? The sales of electric vehicles eligible for Federal Value-added Tax (EVs) or hybrid components of at least 16 kWh of battery-capacity will be 325,000-350,000 vehicles this year. This represents a 20 per cent increase over 2017. However, less than 2 per cent of the US market has 17.5 million light vehicles.
New players come to market. The Jaguar i-Pace electric car is our ExtremeTech this year, a serious competitor to the Tesla Model S, and a better look. The Porsche Tycoan (formerly EE) was sold for a year, and most buyers made $ 5,000 in revenues from the owners of Tesla, Porsche says.
- Two companies focusing on the United States are offering electric sedans, crossover cars and even a 400-mile pixel truck: Byteon (upper image) and Yerevan. They aim to build a mental share in 2019 and launch in 2020.