Chris Kari of Kari Toyota shared what they see. “We’ve been through this before, with high gas prices. People come in with a big truck or SUV and ask if we want to buy it. Or they look at hybrids. They’re looking for fuel efficiency. “
And on the rental side, they’re seeing some people cancel their plans for a long road trip.
The Toyota Sienna only exists in hybrid form now.
According to the Global EV Outlook Report, the US electric car market is still largely dominated by Tesla. They account for more than half of all electric units sold.
Dealers continue to face tight inventory levels.
“Patience is the name of the game. The majority of new vehicles are pre-sold. If anyone wants a more fuel-efficient vehicle, we encourage them to talk to our sales staff and find out what we have to offer. come, and maybe get on that list. But if they’re waiting for him in the field, chances are he’ll be sold before he gets here.
Kari said there are things you can do with your current vehicle to help, including slowing down and making your starts and stops easier.
WDIO spoke to a few people filling up at the pump on Monday, where it was $3.99 a gallon. A woman who has a Prius said she could fill it up for less than $30. And one man said he was hoping to look into an electric Ford.