Choosing Hybrid vs. Electric Options

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So you’ve decided it’s time to make the shift to alternatively powered vehicles. Trying to choose between a hybrid vs. electric car can be a hard decision. Fisher Acura compares hybrid cars vs. electric cars so you can get a better idea of the differences. Which option will fit your Denver lifestyle and driving needs? Learn more with Fisher Acura below.

Hybrid vs. Electric: the Basics

First things first, understanding the basic differences between hybrid vs. electric cars, and establishing that core knowledge, will help you learn about which may suit your lifestyle better.

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrids are still gas-powered, but they are unlike traditional gas-powered vehicles in that they aren’t fully reliant on the gas engine to generate power for forward motion. The gas engine in hybrid vehicles works in tandem with a secondary electric motor. Together they function to provide power as you drive through Aurora. Because they aren’t fully reliant on the gas engine, however, you can enjoy significant improvements in gas mileage. The electric motor in hybrid vehicles self-charges, typically through regenerative braking, so you never have to plug into a power source (unless you have a plug-in hybrid).

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: Electric Vehicles

Choosing an electric vehicle will leave you with no engine. Simply a battery pack and an electric motor. An electric vehicle has a much larger battery than hybrid vehicles. They are charged via home chargers or public stations. The mileage range will vary depending on the size of the battery, make, and model of the vehicle.

Benefits of Choosing a Hybrid Vehicle

Broomfield drivers who aren’t ready to go full electric will enjoy the adaptability of a hybrid vehicle. You can achieve impressive fuel savings, and maintain your driving habits. Hybrid vehicles are beneficial for drivers because:

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

If you have a lengthy commute or you’re a weekend warrior a hybrid vehicle could be the best option! There is an opportunity to fuel up no matter how rural you get, and it feels relatively similar to a traditional vehicle (except you can feel your wallet growing).

Benefits of Opting for Electric

The long-term savings involved with an electric vehicle are impressive, and they’re less impactful in terms of emissions. If you’re interested in increasing your efficiency and decreasing your footprint, an EV may be a great option. The benefits of an electric vehicle include:

  • Low or zero tailpipe emissions
  • Potential EV incentives based on your location
  • Quieter ride with no engine noise
  • No money spent on gas
  • Fewer maintenance costs (no oil changes or engine upkeep)
  • Flexible charging options, including home and public options

Check Out Hybrid vs. Electric Cars at Fisher Acura

After comparing hybrid vs. electric benefits and drawbacks, we hope you have a better idea of which may suit your lifestyle a bit better. If you still have questions or want to get more specific contact us to get the details. Check out our new inventory at home to get started! Explore our new vehicle specials to see how you can save money on your next vehicle.

 

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