Pandemic fuels New York used-car sale surge, risking 'Carmageddon'

Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are buying cars as they avoid public transport because of the coronavirus pandemic, igniting the second-hand market but undermining hopes of less congestion in the Big Apple. Julien Genestoux, 35, never owned a car when he lived in Lyon, Rome and San Francisco. And he got through five years in New York without needing one.”Using a car in the city is a nightmare,” he told AFP. “There’s the traffic jams, going round for hours looking for somewhere to park.””For me, it was not practical at all. But here it has become necessary unfortunately.”A few weeks’ ago, Gen…

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