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Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Right for You?

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Are you ready to ditch the traditional gas engine and start contributing to a greener society? Are you hesitant to make the big jump and want something in between the two extremes? We have a solution for you! Whether you’re ready for a fully-electric car or need something to transition you to that stage, there’s a vehicle for you. Learn more about hybrid cars vs electric cars with DeYarman Automotive Group below!

 

 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: Main Differences

First, we’ll start by giving you the basics of both types of cars, so you know exactly what to expect. Get a foundational understanding of the differences between hybrid vs. electric vehicles so you can determine which is best for your Knoxville lifestyle.

Hybrid Cars

If you’re not ready to go fully electric, hybrid vehicles are a perfect choice. They still have a gas-powered engine, giving you the familiarity you’re looking for. They also have an electric motor that works in tandem with the gas engine to power the car, making it a hybrid vehicle. You’ll still have the benefits of saving money on gas, and you won’t have to worry about charging the battery because it self-charges, saving you time as well.

Electric Cars

Unlike hybrid cars, electric vehicles (EVs) use purely electric power to operate the vehicle. Because of this, the battery of an EV is much larger than hybrid vehicles because it is the sole power source of the vehicle. Instead of going to the gas station, you can charge your battery at your house, grocery store, or any public place that has a charging station. No more standing outside in the cold to fill your gas tank!

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

If you’re apprehensive about making the switch to a fully-electric vehicle, the hybrid option is likely the best choice for you. You can treat it like a trial run before purchasing an electric vehicle if you’re interested. Additional benefits include:

  • 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

If you’re ready for something completely different and environmentally friendly, EVs are perfect! You’ll decrease your carbon footprint in Indianola and eliminate the use of fossil fuels altogether. You can talk to our finance department about what government benefits you can receive as well. Common EV benefits include:

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

Find Your Hybrid or Electric Car at DeYarman Automotive Group Today!

Regardless of which one you’re looking for, we have something for you! Contact us to schedule a test drive so you can see how your preferred vehicle drives on Pella roads. If you plan on trading in your current vehicle for a hybrid or electric car, you can get an estimate of its worth with our trade-in valuation tool.

 

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