Happy Earth Day, WANNA BUY A HUGE TRUCK…?
Just a little dealership humor but in all seriousness, the time has come to address the eco-automotive wave sweeping the nation… and the world… or at least, WAS sweeping.
Turns out that as of 2015, hybrid sales are in significant decline. What’s more, people are actually TRADING IN their green wheels FOR SUV’s!
It goes without saying that we love and want to preserve the environment and it’s inhabitants’ health and longevity…. HOWEVER, as a purveyor of fuel-powered vehicles, I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me smirk a little bit… despite Kelley Blue Book listing the Ford C-Max Hybrid as one of the Top 10 Green Cars of 2014!
The report does point out however that while those who are hip to Hybrid-having are now whistling a different tune and trading “trees for trucks,” (think of going from pan flutes to rock & roll) it might end up hurting their finances in the long run. As we all know, saving the world isn’t exactly cheap – in other words, those cars are pretty pricey and measuring the return on your investment isn’t readily do-able. Factoring that plus the fact that gas is so low right now, drivers are feeling like it’s kind of a no-brainer… but do they really think that gas prices are going to remain this low?
It’s all a big gamble and a major investment either way you look at it: Save The Planet, Drain Your Savings… OR… Count Your Savings, Count The Minutes We Have Left.
In closing, we’d like to remind everyone to be conscious and considerate of the planet and your fellow man.
It’s Earth Day Today… but… ITS TRUCK MONTH EVERY MONTH because we say so!
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