Are high gas prices having an impact on EV sales? Yep.
Washington state news station KING5 did a report on an electric car dealership's recent sales increase. Jim Johnson of MC Electric Cars has sold more electric cars in the last month than the last three years combined. With a barrel of oil trading around $105, NEV (neighborhood electric cars) sales probably won't decrease even though NEVs have a top speed of 35, a range of around 50 miles or so and no air bags. The amazing cost savings of a penny a mile (versus fifty cents a mile for fossil fuels, according to Jim in the video) seems to have reached a tipping point with the public. The news report also says electric cars with air bags will be available the middle of this year.

[Source: KING5]

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