The unstoppable increase in the price of gasoline is leading new and old car buyers to re think, get out of the comfort zone (in terms of vehicle preference) and decide to experience something that they never had: an electric vehicle.
When vehicles such as the Leaf and the Volt hit the market in late 2010 many were skeptical, mostly because of the high price but also because they did not know much about the newest technology and system of these vehicles.
Car dealers are now predicting that this year’s sale of electric vehicles will see a big spike. Even with the high sticker price, it seems a cheaper, more thought and secure option in the long term than to continue paying excessive price for gas.
Ron Coury, from the Northabu Nissan dealership in Petaluma California mentions: “Every time it goes up, my phone rings a little more.” “It’s the ones who’ve been sitting back and watching, and now they’re sticking their feet in the water.”
According to Dan Akerson, General Motors chief executive officer, they are launching a new ad campaign focusing in showing the great opportunity customers may experience having a fuel-efficient mode of transportation.
Remember that some states across the country are offering special rebates and that when buying a new electric vehicle you will qualify for the federal tax rebate of $7,500.