Rising fuel prices are causing some drivers to re-evaluate their car choices
(WHAM) – Rising fuel prices are causing some drivers to re-evaluate their car choices and demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is on the rise.
“Every hybrid or all-electric vehicle has sold out,” said Kevin Parker, managing partner of Garber Automotive.
Parker said the number of people requesting a hybrid or electric vehicle has increased by 30 or 40%.
He says gas prices have made it nearly impossible for people to get their hands on a fuel-efficient vehicle.
“Most of the vehicles that come in are already reserved, but if we have one that slips through the cracks and it’s a hybrid, people rip it off left and right,” Parker said.
Other drivers are ditching their trucks and sedans altogether and turning to motorcycles.
“A lot of people are looking for smaller bikes to get around town locally and then some of the bigger bikes they buy for road trips they would normally take in their car or truck,” said James McDaniel, manager general. for ROC on Harley Davidson.
McDaniel said it takes about $20 to $26 to fill a motorcycle’s tank, which cuts fuel costs in half for some people.
For those who can’t trade in their car for a fuel-efficient vehicle, Gas Buddy says the best day to save money at the pump is Monday.
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