Coronavirus pandemic fuels comeback of cars

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Car sales platform Vroom has staged the second-best debut of a US listing this year, showing that announcements of the end of our automobile culture may be premature. The coronavirus is playing a role in the revival. New York Times reporter Emma Fitzsimmons is not exactly known for enthusiastically embracing America’s car culture. In her columns for the paper, she’s frequently lambasted traffic in the US metropolis and how it maddens people with endless congestion and the time-consuming search for a parking space. But, in a recent message on Twitter, she unveiled a sudden change of heart, apparently caused by the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged New York.