They did it for the first time in history.
United States may not be the the country, who's drivers would be particularly keen on buying and driving cars with manual transmissions. In fact, majority of them are using automatics for decades, which is quite understanding, given the fact, that their roads are quite straight. In fact, automatic transmissions have actually been presented by an American manufacturer.
Still, even though mauals are inferior ones in this situation, it is somehow surprising, or to but it better – depending on perspective – an important milestone for electric cars, that they have outsold them. They did that for the first time and they have actually did it in the third quarter of this year, according to Driving.ca.
In fact, cars with manual transmission only presented one percent of all cars being sold in USA in given period of time. EV's on the other hand almost reached two percents, which means, that for every manual transmission-equipped car being sold, there were two electric one that got a new over. And while these are still small numbers, they are announcment of changes, that are soon to arrive.