Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Right for You?

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Looking for something new and exciting to drive on Wichita roads? Are you ready to ditch the traditional gas-powered vehicle to contribute to a greener environment? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you should consider a hybrid or electric vehicle! If you are not sure what the difference is between the two types of vehicles, Don Hattan Dealerships can help. Below, you’ll learn more about the benefits of hybrid and electric cars and more!

 

 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars

Let’s dive into the different benefits of hybrid cars vs. electric cars and all that they have to offer:

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars give you the best of both worlds. While they still utilize traditional fuel to operate, they also require electricity. There are two types of hybrid vehicles. The first involves an engine that combines the use of both gas and electricity to operate. The other type uses the electric battery as a sort of backup generator for the vehicle. Either way, you’ll save gas money during your commute to Andover and you’ll see major improvements in your gas mileage.

Electric Cars

Electric vehicles solely rely on their electric battery. Because of this, they tend to have a larger battery than hybrid vehicles. You can charge your electric car at charging stations that are available in convenient places around Maize such as grocery stores and even some apartment complexes. The time to charge depends on how much your battery already has. You can also prepare your home for an electric car charger so you always have a reliable charging location.

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid vehicles are a great option for those who aren’t comfortable with making the leap from fully gas-powered to fully electric vehicles. You’ll have the ability to enjoy the comfort of having a gas engine while taking advantage of the benefits of an electric battery. We listed some additional benefits of hybrid vehicles below:

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

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

These vehicles are great for those who are ready to leave behind their traditional, gas-powered automobiles. Maybe you’ve driven a hybrid vehicle for a while and now you’re comfortable with going fully electric. Electric cars give you the opportunity to decrease your overall carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the environment. See below for some more benefits that you can enjoy!

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

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Cars at Don Hattan Dealerships Today!

Now that you learned about the difference between hybrid vs electric cars, it’s time to experience it for yourself! Stop by Don Hattan Dealerships to learn more about hybrids and EVs and get answers to popular questions like “Do electric cars use oil?” and “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” In the meantime, don’t forget to look at our new vehicle specials so you can save on your favorite hybrid or EV.

 

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