Growing interest in electric cars is bringing more charging stations to Erie, as high gas prices in the region are one of the reasons some are making the switch.
According to staff at the car dealership, customers say they want to buy an electric car because they don’t travel as much and gas prices are so high.
Electric cars are growing in popularity. A variety of charging stations for the public to use free of charge throughout Erie. Staff at a local car dealership said they had received calls regarding the purchase of an electric car.
“Tired of fluctuating gasoline prices, electric cars are different. They are crisp and quieter. said Joseph Bizzarro of Interstate Nissan.
Nissan and other car dealerships sell electric cars that can travel about 100 miles before needing to be recharged for about four to eight hours. Bizzarro says that as soon as they receive electric cars, they are sold straight away. Now they are pulling out a car that can travel even further.
“250 miles up to a full charge. I think people are more interested in this because of how far they can go. »Said Bizzarro.
Several charging stations will soon be active at Presque Isle State Park and available for public use.
“We’re going to have four different chargers at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. We will have two at Presque Isle Marina and two at Beach 8. We will likely consider doing additional chargers when we do improvement projects on other beaches. Said Matt Greene, park operations manager at Presque Isle State Park.
Greene says these chargers will fill a void and make Presque Isle more accessible to green cars.
“We’re also hoping it will attract other people who might have EVs that maybe didn’t come to Presque Isle because they were worried about range and everything. We hope to be able to get more electric vehicles out of it. Greene said.
Presque Isle Chargers will be operational by the end of June, giving visitors more options on where they can travel.
Some convenience stores, like the Country Fair in Edinboro, will also offer a charging station.