It’s about time – a major shift away from cars will make it much easier to move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Meanwhile the notion that everyone can simply replace their gas guzzling cars with electric ones is laughable – even renewable electricity will never be as cheap as fossil fuels. While the rich enjoy their electric cars, the rest of us need to demand good public transport. Forget driverless cars, we need driverless buses and trains.
Source – alternet.org
– “…The number-one reason non-drivers are giving for not getting licenses isn’t the ownership costs—it’s because they’re too busy (37%). Obviously, there is a major shift in priorities going on here. The same survey also indicated that 22% of those without licenses would rather bike or walk than own a car; 17% said they preferred public transportation”:
(4 Ways Young Americans Are Saying No to Car Ownership – By Cliff Weathers)
New car sales to those under 35 years of age have dropped by 30% between 2007 and 2012 according to the automotive consumer guide Edmunds.com. This trend may be about more than just economics: many in this demographic group are in no hurry to get drivers licenses, according to University of Michigan researchers.
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