Who’s Up For Climate Justice With Electric Vehicles?

This rather screams “these things are just too damned expensive” at this time

Electric vehicles for everyone? Climate justice programs help people of color, low-income Americans get moving

Key Points

• Low- and moderate-income communities and people of color have had less access to electric vehicle information and to electric vehicles.

• Non-profits and governments are providing funds and support and establishing programs to provide electric transportation to more Americans, from subsidized electric vehicle ride-sharing to electric bicycles.

• Experts say it’s important for everyone to have access to electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and help fight global warming.

That’s not a good start. Ride sharing because too expensive. Putting people on electric bikes because they cannot afford an EV.

High gasoline prices, increased electric vehicle marketing, concerns about climate change and billions in clean transportation funds in federal infrastructure legislation are driving increased interest in electric vehicles among consumers. Low-income Americans and people of color are more likely to have been left out of the conversion conversation but a growing number of programs like the one in St. Louis are hoping to change that, with subsidies, programs and other initiatives aiming at making the vehicles more accessible to all.

Funny how these uber-leftists always think blacks are too poor to buy a vehicle. What’s the word for that attitude?

Electric vehicles only constituted a little less than 4% of new car sales last year, but that’s double the 2020 number. Even with that growth, electric vehicles and especially charging stations are still much more likely to be seen in wealthier areas – affluent white males made up a disproportionate number of early adopters – compared with low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The vehicles also have made less of an inroad among communities of color, activists say.

Yes, there are more sold, because richer folks are getting them. Also, Why In The F*ck are activists involved? Can’t they just get real jobs?

Cutting emissions requires everyone’s participation

Finding ways to provide access and opportunity in lower-income neighborhoods is necessary to the ultimate goal of overall electrical conversion, said Jeff Allen of Forth, the Oregon-based non-profit that is working on the St. Louis SiLVERS program.

“If this only works for people who have multiple cars in a private garage and lots of flexibility, then it doesn’t work. Because we have to replace all the cars,” Allen said. “And the things that are barriers for historically underserved communities are barriers for everybody to some extent. It’s just more severe, more obvious. If you can figure out ways to address them” there, it will help solve problems other places “and you’re going to scale things up a lot faster.”

Or, you can Fark off, mind your own business, and stop trying to force everyone to comply with your cult beliefs.

Anyway, it’s a very long piece, enjoy the socialism and stuff.

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2 Responses to “Who’s Up For Climate Justice With Electric Vehicles?”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “Cutting emissions requires everyone’s participation”

    Which is why the dimwits – sorry, I meant warmists – want to use government force. Their arguments aren’t very persuasive.

  2. Mike-SMO says:

    The batteries in have a relatively short service life. If you can’t afford the car without government support, you will not be able to afford a new battery, even if you ignore the environmental damage.

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