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Differences Between Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Differences Between Electric Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles - Steele Hyundai

Differences Between Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in Halifax, Nova Scotia

At Steele Hyundai, our valued customers often bring their questions to us because they know they'll get the right advice and accurate information. Whether you reside in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Spryfield, Prospect, Timberlea, Tantallon, or surrounding areas of Nova Scotia, we've heard your requests and as such wanted to take the time to walk you through the differences between electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. In our showroom, you'll find the latest deals on our hybrid and electric vehicles including the Hyundai IONIQ EV, the IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid and the Hyundai KONA EV. Let's take a moment to review the differences and as always, be sure to contact us if you require more information.

Hybrid vs Plug-in Hybrids vs Electric Hyundai Vehicles

Since the 20th century, electric cars have been standard in the vehicle industry. However, the first electric vehicle models were quite complicated because one had to recharge the batteries before the next trip. Currently, electric vehicles are stylish, comfortable to operate, Eco-friendly, and users do not spend much on maintenance. Electric cars, popularly known as plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) are vehicles that run on electricity solely. The PEVs run on one or more electric motors, and the rechargeable batteries store the energy needed to power the car.

It is possible to plug in our electric vehicles either at home, in public or private charging stations. The electric motor in the car provides the needed torque to support strong and smooth acceleration. Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) recharge their batteries using the gas engine. This type of vehicle is quite economical in terms of the fuel it consumes. The PHEVs depend on gas or electricity, but to make it perform better, the driver needs to charge it. The vehicle will only use the available gas in the tank when it runs out of power. The 2020 Hyundai Kona is the best electric vehicle in the market.

KONA Electric

Hyundai IONIQ

Frequently Asked Questions in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Which is a better, hybrid or electric car?

The answer depends on the individual purchasing the vehicle. Electric cars are suitable for individuals who commute long distances and are passionate about keeping the environment clean. The plug-in hybrid is ideal for individuals who take long trips and those who like to have back up.

What is the difference between hybrid and plug-in?

Customers can find the Hybrid Hyundai in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and it runs on electric motors and gasoline engines simultaneously, which helps to save fuel. The plug-hybrid also uses a gasoline engine and an electric motor, but it depends majorly on the electric motor, and it will not use the gas engine until it runs out of power.

What is the advantage of a plug-in hybrid?

The main advantage of this type of vehicle is that it can cover considerable distances because the driver often has backup power.

Is Phev better than a hybrid?

The choice depends entirely on the buyer. A Hybrid Hyundai in Halifax, Nova Scotia, runs on both gasoline and electric motor power. However, the PHEV only uses gasoline energy when it exhausts electric power.

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    Hyundai Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Recharge Time for a Typical Plug-in Hybrid

    Some of our hybrid vehicles have larger batteries. The owner needs to recharge the car by plugging in a standard household unit of 120-volts or a charging unit of 240-volts. One typical plug-in hybrid is the Prius Prime that is at 25 electric-only miles, and it runs for 5.5 hours using the 120-volt household unit and lasts for two hours on the 240-volt charger.

    To ensure that the plug-in hybrid operates for a long time without consuming any fuel, the driver needs to charge the batteries in advance. Some plug-in hybrids can go as far as 25 miles, though the vehicle's ability to save fuel depends on the size of the battery pack. The features of the plug-in hybrid, such as the hardware and software, and its ability to save energy make it more expensive than the regular hybrid.

    IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid & Electric - Steele Hyundai

    Hybrid vs Electric Cars: the Pros and Cons

    The plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are advantageous because they work using a rechargeable battery, but they also have a fuel tank that acts as a backup. Thus, if in need extra power, the vehicle will run on petrol engine power. The plug-in hybrid works perfectly for people who drive for long distances every day. However, it is disadvantageous because it accommodates both electric and a fuel tank. This makes the vehicle to have minimal size for both powering units. The plug-in hybrid thus has very little electrical motor performance and quite a small electric range.

    The advantageous thing about the electric vehicle is that it operates on a pure electric motor, and it has a rechargeable battery that is in the vehicle system. This makes the car suitable for drivers who commute for longer distances either to work or for trips. To recharge the electric vehicle, plug it into the same socket that charges the phone.

    Ready to Buy Your Next EV, Hybrid or Plug-in Hybrid?

    If you're in the market for your next vehicle, why not try a Hyundai hybrid, EV, or plug-in vehicle? You'll save more in your pocket at the pump and still enjoy the performance that comes with a standard gasoline vehicle. Choose from our wide inventory and be sure to complete our finance application today to get pre-qualified. As always, feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions or require assistance.