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Drivers look to turn to electric vehicles as gas prices quickly increase

Jeffrey Hindla, of IAG Automotive Group, says they have noticed a lot of customers inquiring online and coming in to look at the different types of cars.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2022, 11:06 PM

Updated 860 days ago

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The quick rise in gas prices has some people considering replacing their cars with an electric or hybrid vehicle.
Jeffrey Hindla, of IAG Automotive Group, says they have noticed a lot of customers inquiring online and coming in to look at the different types of cars.
E-vehicles like the Volkswagen ID4 take about four hours for a full charge at a charging station, which costs about $15 to $23 to go 250 miles.
A full tank of gas for many regular vehicles now can hit $75 and up.
AAA Northeast spokesperson Robert Sinclair Jr. says there are not enough charging stations, especially on Long Island.
"There's a distinct lack of charging infrastructure to make electric vehicles viable to the point where they would be an alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles," n says.
President Joe Biden recently signed an infrastructure bill that provides $5 billion for states to build more e-vehicle charging stations.
Dealership managers, however, says it's hard to get an electric vehicle now because of supply chain issues.
Some people interested in e-cars could be places on a three-month waiting list.
Transportation experts say there is a lot to consider for some consumers before they buy electric and wean themselves off gasoline.
In December 2021, 4.5% of all car sales in America were electric vehicles.


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