Stories

As Gas Prices Continue To Rise, More People Want Electric Cars

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

More people are considering electric cars amid high gas prices

Gas prices / Wikimedia Commons

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.”

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED: Many Consumers Ask For Gas Taxes To Be Suspended During Record-High Gas Prices

Electric car / Wikimedia Commons

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.

Electric vehicle / Pixabay

What kind of vehicle do you have and how is it affecting you at the gas pump?

RELATED: Henry Winkler, The Fonz Himself, Is Slamming Gas Companies

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

Lisa Kudrow Couldn’t Watch ‘Friends’ Until Co-Star Matthew Perry Died

It is Lisa Kudrow’s first time conveniently watching herself play Phoebe on Friends, and the actress admits…

1 hour ago

‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Honored With New Postage Stamp Released On His Birthday

July 22 marked what would have been the 84th heavenly birthday of Jeopardy! icon Alex…

2 hours ago

Shannen Doherty Kept Co-Stars Out Of Her Funeral Invite List Including Alyssa Milano, Jennie Garth

After a decade-long battle with breast cancer, Shannen Doherty passed away on July 13, but…

4 hours ago

John Lennon’s Blue-Tinted Glasses And Abbey Road Photos Are Up For Auction

A lucky man got John Lennon’s blue-tinted glasses while visiting Abbey Road Studios in 1968,…

5 hours ago

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes, Flips Onto Side Along Chicago Highway

One of the most famous vehicles in the country found itself into quite the pickle—which…

6 hours ago

Richard Simmons’ Gravesite Revealed Amid Investigation Into His Death

Richard Simmons has been laid to rest at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park…

6 hours ago