Baby Boomers grew up with the "muscle cars" of the 1960's. Power, speed & performance, these are the things the young boomers liked and wanted more than 40 years ago. In the present senior boomers, those of us born in the 40's, are finding our love for those "muscle cars" has a renewed affection in our psyche.
One issue that confounds and befuddles most of us is that we hear and see the issues relative to the environment and global warming. Most experts will make the point that the vehicles of the very near future will be "Hybrids", a gas/electric combination or in the case of the yet to be produced "Tesla" totaly electric.
While it is commendable to want to do our part in the challenge to reverse global warming it is not cost effective to do so with the vehicles currently available. The cost for hybrid cars is more than most senior's budget will permit. A reliable cost effective long life battery that will not weigh a ton or more needs to be developed.
A Toyota Prius, probably the car most frequently seen on the road, does not have the appeal to most "boomers".The Tesla is predicted to cost upwards of $40,000 per vehicle with a questionable driving range. This fact alone, price vs utility, makes buying a Tesla a bad decision. How long would it take to build the infrastructure necessary to charge such a vehicle. In addition the payback in dollars would take longer than the expected life of the vehicle.
The Auto Industry in the United States has continued to make the case for efficiency while really looking for ways to not make that ideal a reality. The largest profit margins are still in Truck and SUV sales.
Until practical technology along with reasonable costs for Hybrid vehicles is the mainstay for the auto industry seniors will need to review the how and why they purchase any vehicle.