Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

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Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

Post by Standardshifter » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am

https://autos.yahoo.com/electric-cars-o ... 00648.html

The manual transmission's long, harrowing demise continued in 2019. For the first time, the number of electric cars sold new in America was higher than the number of vehicles delivered with three pedals and a clutch disc.
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Re: Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:13 pm

The filet mignon's long, harrowing demise continued in 2019. For the first time, the number of Whitecastles sold in America was higher than the number of filet's delivered with bacon wrapping and zip sauce.
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Re: Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

Post by ClutchFork » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:00 am

Standardshifter wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am
https://autos.yahoo.com/electric-cars-o ... 00648.html

The manual transmission's long, harrowing demise continued in 2019. For the first time, the number of electric cars sold new in America was higher than the number of vehicles delivered with three pedals and a clutch disc.
Is there some reason we can't have our cake and eat it too. What if we had an electric car along with three pedals and a clutch disk. There must be a limit to how fast we want to spin an electric motor and a gearbox would be just the think to keep that number down to a reasonable level.
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Re: Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:11 pm

ClutchFork wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:00 am
Standardshifter wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am
https://autos.yahoo.com/electric-cars-o ... 00648.html

The manual transmission's long, harrowing demise continued in 2019. For the first time, the number of electric cars sold new in America was higher than the number of vehicles delivered with three pedals and a clutch disc.
Is there some reason we can't have our cake and eat it too. What if we had an electric car along with three pedals and a clutch disk. There must be a limit to how fast we want to spin an electric motor and a gearbox would be just the think to keep that number down to a reasonable level.
Check out Formula E racing. They DO use multi-speed gearboxes, but some teams choose lighter, more compact gearboxes with fewer available gear ranges.
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Re: Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

Post by Shadow » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:31 pm

Hmm....same thread from last November....

https://www.standardshift.com/forum/vie ... 23#p386623
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Re: Electric cars outsold the manual transmission for the first time in 2019

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:45 pm

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When the competion among BEV makers really heats up, you'll see more use of multi-speed transmixers.
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