Will COVID Finally Get Millennials to Buy Cars?

Will COVID Finally Get Millennials to Buy Cars?

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer Millennials have been the least likely to buy cars of any generation — in fact, before the COVID-19 pandemic, they were about 29 percent less likely than those in Gen X to purchase a car. But the pandemic has made car ownership of “COVID cars” more desirable, according to […]

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Electric Vehicle Experiments Abound – Not Just For the Wealthy

Electric Vehicle Experiments Abound – Not Just For the Wealthy

After admitting in 2016 to lying about excessive diesel emissions, Volkswagen (VW) agreed to pay $14.7b in penalties of which $2b will be invested by a VW subsidiary called Electrify America to boost electric vehicle use. Of that, $800m goes to California where the state is requiring nearly $300m be spent to help low-income and disadvantaged communities gain access to electric vehicles, according to The New York Times. As a result, Sacramento is a hub for numerous electric vehicle pilot programs and the only controversy is whether more areas of California should get to have similar pilots.

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