New car buyers are turning to electric and hybrid vehicles more than ever as gas prices continue to rise.
Both the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf have seen increased demand in the last couple months. Although their higher initial cost had discouraged consumers in the past, all that has changed as even higher fuel costs have taken hold.
Hybrids such as the Toyota Prius are also seeing a resurgence in demand with both the new Prius C subcompact and the Prius V wagon hitting the market at just the right time.
If gas prices top the $4 a gallon mark across the US these cars will see an even bigger boost in sales going forward. Some say gas prices could even reach $5 by midsummer. If that ever happens demand for hybrids and electric vehicles will go through the roof.