Anti-car-ness is a constant theme over at Treehugger – rack’em and stack’em in a walkable city environment is their Utopia. Need to move around? Walk, ride a bike, or public transportation – those are their only options for you. I will also tell you that dissenting from that line will bring a host of comments to any that you leave – like many college campuses, there is an overriding sense of “YOU don’t need that!” lack of Freedom.
Heh! Wait until they get THIS news (reformatted, emphasis mine):
MAGA: Ford Motors Boosts Production of Large SUVs as Demand Explodes
The big three car manufacturer said it will invest another $25 million in factory improvements to facilitate a 25 percent increase in production of the SUV models, according to the Detroit Free Press. Ford reports that car dealers across the country have been having trouble keeping the SUVs in stock as they roll off lots within days after being delivered. The carmaker remarked that customers are intensely interested in high-end SUVs in this, the era of Trump.
Yet, the Treehuggers are all agog over how the sales of electric cars are doing – you know, a miniscule number. It’s like fusion power to them – the breakthrough has been in the process of decades and it HAS to be just around the corner, right? Wait, it gets worse – not only BIGGER but customers are choosing the really expensive ones!
“Nearly 85 percent of all Navigator buyers chose high-end Black Label and Reserve models in January 2018, which drove up the transaction price $21,000 from a year ago to $77,400. Sales are driven primarily by Texans, Floridians and Californians,” The Free Press reported. “They’re trading in competitor vehicles — known in the industry as a ‘conquest’ — at a rate of 40%.” The more expensive Platinum Expedition model made up 29 percent of sales, Ford said. SUV sales have become a growing part of the company’s sales. Indeed, many customers are trading in luxury vehicles like Mercedes, Lexus, and Land Rovers to secure one of Ford’s high-end SUVs.
And this is going to give Lloyd Alter a coronary infarction:
…With winter hitting the Midwest and east heavy this year, Hinrichs also touted the Ford SUVs for seasonal transportation. “The Navigator is so big, so heavy,” he said. “Aces in the snow.”
Heh! Lloyd wants to outlaw even mere pickups!
(H/T: Big Government)