Hybrids vs. Plug-In Hybrids in Halifax, NS

Hybrids vs. Plug-In Hybrids with Steele Hyundai in Halifax, NS

If you're unfamiliar with hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Steele Hyundai can fill you in on everything you need to know. As the go-to source for all things Hyundai in the Halifax, NS area, we know a thing or two about alternative, eco-friendly powertrains. Find out more about the differences between hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles below and consult our website's Directions page before visiting us at your convenience.

Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid: Which is Better?

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Before you can decide which kind of hybrid car is better for you, it's important to know how each kind works. Firstly, standard hybrid vehicles are powered by a gasoline engine and an electric motor all at once. This configuration is exceptionally thrifty on fuel, with the engine also recharging the battery pack that powers the electric motor.

 

A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) uses the same powertrain, but it operates differently than that of a standard hybrid. Firstly, the PHEV runs primarily on its battery-powered electric motor and doesn't start relying on fuel until the battery runs out. The distance traveled on electric power alone is commonly referred to as the PHEV's all-electric range. As for recharging the battery, you can plug in your PHEV at any one of your local charging stations or leave it to charge at home overnight, often with just a standard 120-volt outlet. 

For more on the differences between hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, feel free to contact us at Steele Hyundai. We'll be happy to fill you in and recommend some of the hybrid models in our fleet.

Is a Plug-In Hybrid Car Worth Buying?

If your daily commute is mainly limited to the city and doesn't typically involve longer trips, then a plug-in hybrid is an excellent choice. City-slickers can tackle their errands without tapping into their PHEV's fuel tank, meaning they'll spend far less on fuel than with a gasoline-powered car. PHEV purchases also come with provincial and federal incentives meant to lighten your financial load and prompt drivers to go green. Lastly, if you opt for this eco-friendly configuration, you'll need to ensure that you're properly equipped to charge your PHEV at home overnight, which would allow you to hit the road in the morning with a full battery and a clear head. Those in the market for a PHEV can visit our dealership at their leisure. Once you've met our staff, a member of our team will gladly aid you in your search.

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