Auto sales are driving retail trends, as online marketplace and auction site eBay has released a new eBay Motors app. At the same time, Carvana, a firm that allows consumers to browse and purchase vehicles online, has added a new virtual financing option. And, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, voice, as well as vehicles, are jump-starting the connected economy. All this, Today in Data.
2015: The year the previous eBay Motors app was discontinued.
$212B: Amount of commerce that motorists drive as they move to and from their workplaces and homes.
146: Number of markets where Carvana has next-day delivery.
135M: Number of U.S. adults who drive a car to work every weekday.
21: Number of cities in the U.S. with car vending machines.