Surprise: Study Shows EVs Only Really Benefit The Rich

This comes from that vastly right wing outlet (sic), the San Francisco Examiner, so, it must be disinformation

Study: EVs do help air pollution, but really only benefit the wealthy

A new study shows that electric vehicles are helping make the air cleaner in California. But it’s only benefiting the wealthy.

From a purely real environmental POV, yes, EVs do not put out the pollutants that gas powered vehicles do. They would definitely decrease things like smog.

The study published on Wednesday was done in collaboration between the University of California at Berkeley, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Miami.

Researchers measured more than 400,000 rebates from 2010 to 2021 to determine how successful California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) has been in actually reducing emissions.

The study found that electric vehicles have been successful in reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, but the benefits are primarily only in wealthy communities, leaving lower-income communities in the dust.

From a purely real environmental POV, yes, EVs do not put out the pollutants that gas powered vehicles do. They would definitely decrease things like smog. And that’s what is mentioned. Cleaner air in those rich folks areas. Because the working and middle class really can’t afford EVs.

Of the 1.1 million or so zero-emissions vehicles on the road in California last year, more than 340,000 were in the Bay Area, according to state data. Seven of the 10 wealthiest counties in the state are in the region, according to census data, with San Francisco having the fourth-highest median household income.

Shouldn’t they be taking mass transit, walking, and biking, being huge leftists and Warmists? I guess that’s only for the peasants, especially since the Elites want nothing to do with the homeless, those on drugs, criminals, and poop in the streets.

But the study found that the distribution of these rebates highly favored people in wealthy communities, at around 46%, while lower-income communities had only around 7%.

Because they can afford them. It’s really that simple. Even if there was charging capacity, they still cannot afford the vehicles.

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8 Responses to “Surprise: Study Shows EVs Only Really Benefit The Rich”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    ZOMG! So the rebates mostly went to people who bought EVs, people who live where most of the people live, i.e., cities, reducing smog where the smog is, i.e., cities? Unfair!!

    One third of the rebates went to the Bay Area!

    There are a variety of factors that make having an electric vehicle a less desirable choice in a lower-income community. Residents have reported not having proper access to charging stations at work and at home, unpleasant* dealership experiences and little exposure to marketing tailored to their demographic, according to the study.

    Along with fewer electric vehicles, the study also found that disadvantaged communities are likely to have more electricity generating units, or power plants, in their area, which produces fine particulate matter emissions as well, which can cause health problems long term.

    So, to recap. The wealthy buy EVs, reducing smog in wealthy neighborhoods, but dirty electricity is generated in poor areas, keeping their smog the same. Teach: EVs cost too much!!

    America’s most popular vehicle, the outstanding Ford F-150 pickup, costs around $45,000 for the comfy XLT version (2 passenger, 2WD, V6). Pickups are great for towing trailers and hauling boards, but most buyers do neither. The 5 passenger Lariat version is over $60K.

    *As if there is such a thing as a pleasant dealership experience!!

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach headlined:

    Study Shows EVs Only Really Benefit The Rich

    This ignores that carbon dioxide disobeys boundaries! A decrease in CO2 emissions benefits all – even the poor.

    And of course, these well-off liberals, by buying more expensive, less convenient EVs are sacrificing for the common good! Almost as if they are doing what they ask others to do!

  3. h says:

    So to recap THE most popular passenger car sold in the USA in the first quarter of 2023 was the Tesla Mod Y
    Because ???? actually only rich people buy most new cars which now average 48000$ While A Tesla Mod 3 starts 8000 cheaper at 40000$
    Dont forget a loaded HONDA what most people would call a cheap car can go as high as $46000

    • Jl says:

      And the most popular vehicle sold was the Ford-F150, easily outselling the Tesla

  4. h says:

    Hyundai Kona EV starts at 33000
    But Teach you are right that data does support wealthier Americans being Dem voters

  5. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Yes, rich democrats don’t care about anybody but themselves. We already knew that H. Therefore they vote democrat. Have you seen the cities they control? Feces all over, rats, urine, drugs, crime, illegals raping and murdering Americans, poverty, stores fleeing, residents living in squalor, disease, corruption, addiction. Yep, rich democommies written all over them.

    You are the typical rich democommie. You want to force everyone else to conform to your wants but you don’t drive electric. I’d bet you have a gas stove too.

  6. Jl says:

    “A decrease in CO2 benefits all….” No evidence of that. There is evidence, though, of an increase in CO2 benefiting the globe through greening. Wait- I thought “green” was good?

  7. Jl says:

    “Some of the most popular EVs are depreciating twice as fast as gasoline cars…”

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