The premise is retarded. As if the "middle class" all uses the car the same way, for the same distances, for the same reasons.
My only compliment is the title -- at least I didn't open the link
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018