Odds and Ends
Knights of old
26 1, 8:15pm
Automatic transmissions haven't been less efficient for several years now. Dual clutch instead of torque converter, 6 - 10 gears, and a computer that can shift better than you can took care of that a long time ago. The manual is less efficient now.
And when you get to hybrids there's infinite gears and the engine doesn't run when it's not needed.
Electrics don't even need a transmission, just a fixed-ratio gearbox, because it doesn't matter what gear you're in when the power band is "yes".