In 13 Years You won't Own a Car


An Australian think tank predicts most Americans won't own a car by the year 2030. They're guessing 95% of the miles driven will be by self-driving, electric cars owned by fleets, not individuals.

KTRH car pro Jerry Reynolds says there are 220 million car owners in the U.S.

"210 million of those people are not going to drive anymore? No, I'm not buying it at all; I don't think it's even close."

Reynolds says the year 2130 might be more likely.

"I certainly see an application for elderly people who don't want to give up going places but are uncomfortable driving."

Reynolds says it's a trend of the future, but for now too many of us love our cars and equate them with freedom.

"If you look at the number of people who are leasing cars today, right around 40% nationally -- the highest it's ever been -- they are doing that so they can get a new car more often, not to get rid of their car."

Reynolds says Americans love cars and still love to drive but he could see this becoming a bigger trend in large cities -- decades from now.


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