Study Reveals African-Americans Lack of Interest in Hybrids and EVs

When talking about electric cars, it looks like not everyone shares the same opinions. As a recent study on hybrid and EVs by The Greenling Institute revealed, it looks like 70% of hybrid owners in California are white. It's worth mentioning the fact that that the overall state population is 60% non-white.

Withal, only 20% of hybrid owners are Latinos and even fewer are African Americans. The researchers from The Greenling Institute have concluded that African-Americans have a lack of interest in electric vehicles. Previous research has revealed that African-Americans are not highly interested in environmental issues. Moreover, President Obama has encouraged the adoption of EVs among citizens, and become less dependent on oil. The reality is that hybrid cars represent only approximately 2.5 percent of the overall market.

In December 2010, that meant a total of 28,592 vehicles. But we also have to consider the overall cost of the hybrid vehicle in order to have an idea on how much he can stretch our pockets in order to become more eco-friendly. For example a 2011 Toyota Prius ranges from $23,225 to $30,700 while a 2011 Honda Insight will set you back around $23,000.

Furthermore, the lack of charging stations in most areas at which is added the cost of regular maintenance, which requires ordering special parts from the dealer, practically limits its practicality. In addition, a notable fact would be that the consumers aren't the ones who must adapt to a product but rather the product should be adapted to the consumer needs.
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