Hybrid and electric cars in high demand on the Central Coast

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Central Coast residents are looking for more gas-efficient ways to get around. These cars don’t last long on dealer lots. “They’re pretty much sold out the moment they get off the truck,” said Juana Iorio, sales manager at My Nissan Kia in Salinas. At Franks Auto Sales in Salinas, Frank Jr. Yasin said of their hybrids, “We had some, but luckily over the weekend they all sold out.” Electric cars, hybrids, small cars with better gas mileage are coming out of the grounds. the automotive industry before,” Iorio said. At Nissan Kia in Salinas, the demand is so high that they have a waiting list. Orders for electric and hybrid cars now take up to six months to be delivered to the dealership. than inventory storage. Then, with the high demand, it’s almost impossible to get your hands on these guys right now,” Iorio said. It’s a crisis upon a crisis… (hybrids) harder to meet them in the According to the California Energy Commission and the non-profit organization Veloz, 1,054,095 electric vehicles were sold in California from 2011 to 2021 With 250,279 sold in 2021. Click here to read California Energy Commission and Veloz data on electric vehicle sales in California. Sainte Marie. “I don’t have to stop and worry about my gas being on E,” Murillo said. “When I was driving my gas vehicle, I was paying $800 to $900 a month for gas. $15 to top up is unbelievable,” said Jeremy Cancio, another Tesla owner who drives to Salinas from Freemont. Matt Cava, who owns a truck, said paying for gas now “is what it is.” to turn on the news and see why we pay what we pay,” Cava.Gov said. Gavin Newsom ordered the state to phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The order will require all new vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emissions. Click here to learn more about Newsom’s plan for zero-emission car sales. The next car I will buy will definitely be an electric car,” Cava said. Electric car sales in California account for 39% of national sales, according to the California Energy Commission.

Central Coast residents are looking for more fuel-efficient ways to get around.

Dealerships around Salinas have seen increased demand for hybrids, electrics and higher gas mileage cars. These cars don’t last long on dealer lots.

“They’re pretty much sold out the moment they get off the truck,” said Juana Iorio, sales manager at My Nissan Kia in Salinas.

At Franks Auto Sales in Salinas, Frank Jr. Yasin said of their hybrids, “We had a few, but luckily over the weekend they all sold out.”

Electric cars, hybrids, small cars with better gas mileage are coming out of the grounds.

“It’s definitely something we haven’t seen in the automotive industry before,” Iorio said.

At Nissan Kia in Salinas, demand is so high that they have a waiting list. Orders for electric and hybrid cars now take up to six months to be delivered to the dealership.

It’s also a tough find for people and dealers looking for one of the gas-efficient cars.

“With the chip shortages, of course, there’s stockpiling. Then with the high demand, it’s almost impossible to get your hands on these guys right now,” Iorio said.

“It’s a crisis upon a crisis… (the hybrids) harder to find at auction, and if you find one at auction, everybody wants it,” Yasin said.

According to the California Energy Commission and the non-profit organization Veloz, 1,054,095 electric vehicles were sold in California from 2011 to 2021. With 250,279 sold in 2021.

Click here to read California Energy Commission and Veloz data on electric vehicle sales in California.

“It’s definitely a lifestyle change that I wasn’t really aware of before buying the car,” said Rayann Murillo, a Tesla owner visiting the area from Santa Maria. “I don’t have to stop and worry about my gas being on E,” Murillo said.

“When I was driving my gas vehicle, I was paying $800 to $900 a month for gas. And now being able to charge $10 to $15 to charge is amazing,” said Jeremy Cancio, another Tesla owner who has been driving to Salinas since. Freemont. .

Truck owner Matt Cava said paying for gas now “is what it is.”

“It’s terrible to see the news turn on and see why we’re paying what we’re paying for,” Cava said.

Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered the state to phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The order will require all new vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emissions.

Click here to learn more about Newsom’s plan for zero-emission car sales.

“The next car I will buy will definitely be an electric car,” Cava said.

Electric car sales in California account for 39% of national sales, according to the California Energy Commission.

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