Best of the Beach: New Electric Car Dealer
New Electric Car Dealer
First there was the pandemic. Then war. Both were bad for most businesses, but not for E3 Vehicles, which sells electric LSV (low speed vehicles). According to owner Amy Errett, her sales have benefited from people working, and not needing a car to drive to work. Gas prices topping off at $6 a gallon have validated those purchase decisions.
“LSV’s check all the boxes. They are fun and affordable. And parking them is free in Hermosa Beach. Errett said.
E3 Vehicles sells the Tomberlin and Icon’s, which range from $12,000 to $20,000 when fully tricked out with accessories such as surfboard racks and undercarriage lights.
Safety in the open cars is a concern she acknowledged. But the 25 mile per hour top speed, steel frame and absence of “blind spots” makes them safer than they appear.
“There’s no doubt that it helps reduce your carbon footprint,” Errett said. “There’s also a big sense of pride that you get in going electric — it feels good to know you’re doing your part to save the environment.”
Over a period of 30 months, SBCOG researchers found that most trips taken by the study’s 51 participants from around the Beach Cities ran between one and three miles. That distance, the study says, is “too long to walk and too short for transit but ideally suited for NEVs (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles.”
619 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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