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Compare the Benefits of Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

Silver 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

 

Have you been considering making the switch from a gas-powered car to a hybrid or electric vehicle but aren’t sure which option may best fit for your Dayton lifestyle? Don’t worry. Voss Hyundai can help you decide. Here we compare the advantages of hybrid vs. electric cars so you can make a wise purchasing decision.

 

 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: the Basics

First, let’s review the differences between hybrid cars vs. electric cars.

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid vehicles still use gas, just a lot less because, unlike traditional gas-powered cars, hybrids aren’t completely reliant on the gas engine to generate power. Along with the gas engine in hybrid cars is a second electric motor that works with the combustion engine to provide power for your Centerville drives. The result is remarkable fuel efficiency. The other great thing about hybrid vehicles is that they self-charge, so you never have to plug them in.

Electric Cars

An electric vehicle doesn’t use gas or oil. It runs on electric power alone. There is no engine, just a large battery and an electric motor. Electric vehicles do not self-charge. They must be plugged into a home or public charging station for battery charging, and the mileage range varies greatly by make and model.

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

When choosing between hybrid vs. electric, note that one of the advantages of a hybrid car is that you realize serious fuel savings without changing your driving habits. Other advantages of hybrid vehicles include:

  • Hybrids are often more affordable than EVs
  • The battery in a hybrid charges itself
  • You can fuel up at any gas station

Bottom line: If you have a long commute around Miamisburg or want the freedom to go on road trips beyond Kettering without worrying about running out of power, a hybrid vehicle is a good option!

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

EVs don’t use gas, so you will realize significant long-term savings. Plus, they greatly reduce your impact on the environment. If your goal is to increase your efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint, an EV is for you! Other advantages of driving an electric vehicle include:

  • Quieter ride with no engine noise
  • Fewer maintenance costs (no oil changes or engine service required)
  • Potential tax incentives depending on your location
  • Flexible battery charging options, including home and public charging stations

Bottom line: If your daily driving is mostly quick trips around Dayton, an EV, like the Hyundai Sonata hybrid or Santa Fe hybrid is an excellent choice! Plus, many EVs get over 300 miles of range on just one charge, so long drives are still possible, and with the number of public EV charging stations always increasing, it’s easier than ever to plan road trip routes in an electric car.

Compare Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars at Voss Hyundai

Whatever you’ve decided, from a hybrid to a plug-in hybrid, to an EV, or gas-powered vehicle, Voss Hyundai can help. Feel free to browse our inventory online or at the dealership. You might want to check out our new vehicle specials as well to see if you can save some money. Reach out to us today!

 

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