The Car Cupholder Craze Is Out of Control

The Car Cupholder Craze Is Out of Control

\" \" In this photo of the 2018 VW Atlas, at least four of the six front passenger seat cupholders are visible. Well, considering automakers are offering as many as 19 cupholders in one car, it sure seems like Americans can't live without them. The first patent for a vehicle cupholder was granted in 1953, though it was an add-on accessory. And the trend just spirals out of control from there, as automakers began to prioritize cupholders above all other creature comforts we expect in a car. Nothing really, except that perhaps this cupholder trend seems ridiculous to some (2.5 per person?)

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