Gas prices are over $4 a gallon in the United States and even higher in some states. High gas prices are making more people consider electric vehicles when the time comes to purchase a new car. Many car dealerships are seeing an increase in questions about electric vehicles as gas prices continue to surge.
However, generally, when people want to switch to an electric car, their main reason is to help the environment. Now as more and more people are considering electric, the stock has gone down which makes the prices for the vehicles much higher than normal.
More people are considering electric cars amid high gas prices
Jukka Kukkonen works with an electric car advocacy group and opened up about the interest in electric vehicles versus regular cars lately. He said, “If you look at the new vehicles, there aren’t many small vehicles available on the market anymore. Like 45% of the vehicles that are made are crossovers, and then you have the trucks and the SUV’s. Very few actual cars are being made right now.”
In the past, consumers downsized to smaller vehicles to save on gas. Since that is now difficult, they seem to be reaching towards electric vehicles. It is best to do your research on the type of car that is best for you in the long run before paying up since prices on all vehicles are also high right now. In addition, many vehicle manufacturers say that they are working towards producing more and more electric vehicles to replace gas guzzlers.
What kind of vehicle do you have and how is it affecting you at the gas pump?