About The Author: Steven M. Gursten is the Managing Partner at Michigan Auto Law. He supports Michigan’s Electric Vehicle Future and the movement towards a greener Detroit.
In 1970, there were 200 million cars in the world. Today, there are 253 million cars on the road in the United States alone. To contextualize these statistics, the world population was 3.7 billion people in 1970. The U.S. population is currently standing at 326 million. The difference between the number of people who had an automobile in the entire world in 1970 and who currently have an automobile in the United States today is quite surprising. This also confirms that automobiles are no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity. A car is a crucial component of everyday life. More