The health and safety of our staff, customers, and community is our top priority. Read an important message from Voss Hyundai.

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!


More from Voss Hyundai

  • The Captivating 2023 Hyundai Palisade Interior

      Details are leaking out about the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. We’re especially excited about its interior. Full specs aren’t yet available, but we’ve accumulated some details that we want to share with you below. This remarkable SUV is slated to appear on Centerville streets the summer of 2022. Keep reading about what to expect, from the…

  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Trim Levels: Which Is Better For You?

      The Hyundai Tucson is one of the most impressive vehicles for sale at our Dayton dealership. This is one of the best-midsized SUVs we have for sale at our Voss Hyundai today. Equipped with the latest performance specs and interior features, you’ll enhance your Kettering drives with the 2022 Tucson. But out of the six…

  • What is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade Towing Capacity?

      Your next SUV should offer more ways to take on your day around Centerville and Miamisburg, and that’s just what you can expect from the new 2022 Hyundai Palisade towing capacity. So, how much can the Hyundai Palisade tow? When equipped with the proper Hyundai Palisade tow hitch available for all trim levels, this…

Voss Hyundai 39.627527, -84.177625.