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Poll: Half of New Jerseyans Support Car Bans

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  • 57% of New Jerseyans support limiting non-electric vehicle usage on certain days of the week.
  • However, half admit they would live in a polluted city if their salary was doubled.
  • Infographic showing support for car bans across each state.

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Cities across the U.S., including high-profile ones like Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, are grappling with significant air pollution due to traffic congestion. This issue, however, isn’t confined to these metropolitan giants; it’s a widespread challenge that impacts numerous cities nationwide. Internationally, some cities have pioneered the innovative approach of instituting car-free days, contributing to a marked improvement in air quality. While city authorities have yet to adopt such measures, there might be an untapped readiness among its citizens to embrace change.

Gunther Volvo Delray Beach recently carried out a survey of 3,000 respondents to gauge public support for limiting non-electric vehicle usage on certain days of the week in cities across America.

The survey found that over half (54%) of Americans would support limiting non-electric vehicle usage on certain days of the week to improve air quality in their city.

A significant number of New Jerseyans also voiced support for such measures, with 57% agreeing that banning cars in cities across New Jersey on specific days could enhance urban air quality.

Iowa’s citizens are at the forefront of efforts to improve air quality, with an impressive 85% indicating their willingness to transition away from vehicles with high fuel consumption in favor of more environmentally friendly options. Conversely, the residents of Rhode Island appear less inclined to forgo their less efficient cars – just 1 in 5 (20%) said they would be in favor of such measures:

Infographic showing public support in each state for limiting cars in cities

The survey revealed a curious contradiction of environmental consciousness and personal compromise: a slight majority (52%) of drivers are open to the idea of carpooling with a complete stranger if it means contributing to the betterment of their city’s air quality. Yet, in a striking contradiction of priorities, half of the respondents confessed they would willingly embrace life in one of the top 10 most polluted cities for a chance to double their paycheck.

In a testament to the growing concern over air quality, over a quarter (26%) of drivers have steered clear of certain cities marred by pollution, while a significant 56% believe that owners of large, fuel-thirsty vehicles should shoulder an additional tax for their heavier environmental footprint.

Fully electric cars offer a breath of fresh air for both our cities and the planet, slashing emissions to zero at the tailpipe, dramatically reducing urban air pollution, and playing a crucial role in the battle against climate change” say Joe Gunther IV of Gunther Volvo Delray Beach.

Gunther Volvo Delray Beach has highlighted several fully electric and hybrid vehicles which are fantastic options for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint:

  • S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid: This model combines luxury with eco-friendliness, featuring a powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers both impressive performance and efficiency.
  • XC40 Recharge Pure Electric: As Volvo’s first pure electric compact SUV, the XC40 Recharge is designed for urban living. It offers a zero-emission driving experience, cutting-edge technology, and all the safety features Volvo is known for, making it an ideal choice for the eco-conscious city dweller.
  • XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid: This midsize SUV blends beautiful Scandinavian design with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that balances power with sustainability.
  • XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid: The flagship SUV in Volvo’s lineup, the XC90 Recharge, offers luxury, space, and plug-in hybrid efficiency on a grand scale. It’s suited for those who demand the highest level of sophistication and environmental consideration, providing ample space for passengers and luggage alike.
  • Volvo EX30: The Volvo EX30 is an upcoming compact electric vehicle, designed for eco-conscious urban drivers. It combines Volvo’s safety and innovation with the benefits of electric mobility, offering a stylish, efficient, and sustainable driving experience.
  • Volvo EX90: The Volvo EX90 is Volvo’s cutting-edge fully electric luxury SUV, designed for those seeking sustainability without sacrificing comfort and performance. It features advanced technology, spacious interiors, and zero emissions, aligning with Volvo’s commitment to a greener future.

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11 thoughts on “Poll: Half of New Jerseyans Support Car Bans

  1. Load of crap.

    1. I would not trade in my gas card for electric car when this earth has no electricity everything stand still and then we’re all get screwed. No I keep my gas card. You tell the president let him live on electric car so when there’s a blackout he can’t move why do we have to follow California, there’s not gonna be many cars in California e electric car so when there’s a blackout and ethe earthquake! Then he cannot move. why do we have to follow California?

  2. This is the kind of bullshit you get when the majority of people living in the shithole inner cities rely on taxpayer funded public transportation. Keep up the class warfare and those with $$$ will leave the state and there won’t be anyone left to pay the bills. was the survey conducted in english? *just asking for a friend*

  3. Grumpy old men

  4. the poll done by Volvo (who is pushing EV’s) is about as credible as a poll done by tobacco companies saying people support smoking.

  5. Delray Beach, FL “God’s waiting room” They only use their cars to go to the early bird special.

  6. Electric cars do more harm to the environment that gas autos! It enriches China, put stress on our grid system. This is another way the democrats want to dismantle America!

  7. No concerns about where EV batteries come from?
    Easy to ignore the child labor and strip mining for lithium in their former countries!
    Easy to ignore the massive amount of coal burned in China to power the factories making batteries for these dumb cars

  8. You could also just eliminate that 54% of Americans and then we needn’t worry about the emissions they produce. Or, remember when the mayor of London said that terrorism was the price you pay for living in a big city like London or New York? Well, same goes for pollution then. Don’t like it? Wear a mask!


  9. THE PROBLEM is that automobile /transportation advances/innovation WAS NOT driven by engineering, optimization or addressing a problem in the case of Electric Car development.

    It was driven by ideology and mandate. This is a sure-fire path to failure.

    1. A science denier has entered the chat! /sarc

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