The latest report by Ward's AutoInfoBank says that the gas-electric hybrids and all electric cars made up 3.64 percent of total U.S. sales in March, the highest ever. In numbers this means that Americans bought 52,000 gas-electric hybrids and all electric cars in March.
The reason for this surge in electric car sales is pretty obvious - the high gasoline prices. The consumers are worried that the gasoline prices will further increase in months and years to come and look at electric cars as the best possible way to ensure future money savings.
Higher gas prices are the main reason why electric cars are currently achieving record sales but there are some other reasons too. Many people are becoming increasingly worried about climate change and are therefore considering electric cars as one of the best way to protect our planet from climate change.
Some people also believe that a transition to electric cars would improve nation's energy independence and help increase future energy security by cutting dependence on foreign oil.
What do most people ask of electric cars? The reasonable price and good fuel efficiency are certainly the main factors people consider when buying electric cars.
The popularity of electric cars is expected to grow even further in years to come. The latest predictions estimate that hybrids and all-electrics will see their U.S. market share climb to 8.5 percent by 2017.