Posted by Eeyore on May 17, 2009, 11:27 pm
This is not a worldwide phenomenon.
Posted by user on May 18, 2009, 12:15 am
No, but for big chunks of the West it is. According to the EU there are
463 cars per thousand in Europe
Posted by Eeyore on May 18, 2009, 1:15 am
Husband and wife often have a car each. Still doesn't really help.
Posted by user on May 18, 2009, 3:45 am
I proved my point,in the EU and North America families have two cars.
Explain how that "doesn't really help" in the context of having both an
ice and a EV.
Posted by vaughn on May 18, 2009, 1:50 pm
No you didn't "prove" anything of the sort, but you did establish
something about norms.
Because the American family is probably not a 1-job/1-wage family, and not
even necessarily a nuclear family. Families can be complex things that defy
concepts like "norms". The strategy of owning an EV car for commuting &
local use and a separate ICE car for occasional use & trips may actually fit
amazingly few real-life situations. One size does not fit all!