Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Best for You?

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When you’re ready to trade in your old gas-powered car for a hybrid or electric model, do you know which option is best for your driving needs? There are some distinct advantages to both. Here Major World Chevrolet in Long Island City compares hybrid vs. electric so you can make an informed decision! Contact us with any questions.

 

 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: What’s the Difference?

Many East Hills drivers don’t understand the difference between hybrid vs. electric cars. Hybrid vehicles still use gas, but hybrid vehicles have a second electric motor, unlike standard gas-powered cars. In a hybrid, the gas engine and electric motor work together to power your Bayside drives and significantly improve fuel economy. Plus, the battery in a hybrid car self-charges, so you never have to stop to plug your car into a power source. 

An electric vehicle (EV) runs exclusively on electric power and doesn’t have a combustion engine, only a battery with an electric motor. The battery in EVs is much larger than the ones in hybrids. Electric vehicles must be periodically plugged into a home or public charging station to charge their battery. The mileage range in an electric vehicle varies by make and model. 

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid cars are a good alternative for those Forest Hills drivers who want significant fuel savings without changing their driving habits. Other benefits of hybrid cars vs. electric cars include:

  • The battery in a hybrid is self-charging
  • You can stop and fuel up at any Long Island City gas station
  • Hybrid cars are often more affordable than electric cars

Bottom line? If you have a lengthy daily commute to work or want the freedom to go on long weekend road trips without worrying about running out of power, a hybrid car is probably a better choice! You can stop at any gas station, just like you usually do with a traditional gas-powered engine. 

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

EVs don’t use gas, which means significant long-term savings. Plus, there are many environmental benefits of electric cars. An EV may be ideal if you’d like to increase your fuel efficiency and decrease your impact on the planet. Typical benefits of electric vehicles include:

  • No money spent on gasoline
  • Fewer maintenance costs because EVs don’t use oil
  • Minimal or zero tailpipe emissions
  • Quieter ride with no engine noise
  • Flexible charging options at home or in public
  • Potential tax incentives depending on your location 
  • Nearly instantaneous torque!

An EV is an excellent option if your daily driving is mostly quick trips around your neighborhood! 

Compare Hybrids vs. EVs at Major World Chevrolet

Now that you know more about hybrid vs. EVs, whichever one you’re leaning towards, Major World Chevrolet can help! We invite you to the dealership to test drive a new Chevy Bolt! You can browse our inventory online or at the dealership. You can also apply for financing from the comfort of your couch! Contact us today! 

 

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