Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE an all-electric sedan
 

Do you want to save money on gas? We invite you to look over our inventory of hybrid and electric vehicles from one of the most prominent automakers in the world. Whether you want something from the Mercedes-EV line or a C-Class Hybrid, we’ve got you covered for your Kettering drives. Discover more information as we compare hybrid vs. electric cars with our guide! 

 

 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: The Basics

We’ll look at the benefits of hybrid vs. electric cars. To start, though, our team will cover the core differences between hybrid cars vs. electric cars. 

Hybrid vs. Electric Car: Basics of Hybrid Cars

Unlike traditional gas-powered vehicles hybrids don’t rely fully on the gas engine to generate power for forward motion. A secondary electric motor complements the internal combustion engine to provide power as you drive through Springboro. Typically, the battery power works more readily during city driving while the gasoline engine works for highway driving, allowing for significant improvements in gas mileage. The battery for the electric motor in hybrid vehicles self-charges, so you never have to plug into a power source. 

Some hybrids are plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). They allow you to plug in the battery to recharge it, and you can drive anywhere from 20 to 50 miles on a single charge. Once the battery runs out of power, the gasoline motor kicks in until you recharge the battery, which typically takes a couple of hours in your garage with the right home charging system set up.

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: Basics of All-Electric Cars or EVs

An electric vehicle (EV) runs solely on electric power. There is no internal combustion engine that needs oil for the pistons, only a battery and electric motor. The battery in EVs is much larger than in hybrids because it is solely responsible for moving the car, truck, or SUV. 

Electric vehicles can be plugged into a home or public charging station to charge the battery. Depending on how much charge the battery has, the mileage range you have to work with in an electric vehicle will vary. Models like the EQB provide an electric range of 243 miles when charged to full capacity. 

Hybrid vs. Electric Car: Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid cars are a good option for Oakwood drivers who are a little apprehensive about going to full electric. You’ll be able to earn serious fuel savings without having to change your driving habits, such as plugging your vehicle into a dedicated outlet in your garage. 

Other hybrid benefits include:

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

Bottom line? If you have a lengthy commute or want the freedom to go on road trips without worrying about where the nearest charging station is, a hybrid vehicle is probably the best option! You can stop at any gas station to fuel up quickly, just like you’re accustomed to with a traditional gas engine. But you’ll get much better fuel economy, no matter which type gets the edge in the hybrid vs. electric debate!

Hybrid vs. Electric: Benefits of Electric Vehicles

EVs completely eliminate the use of gasoline, significantly lowering your refueling costs. They are friendly to your wallet and the environment. If you’d like to increase your efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint, an EV is the right choice!

Common EV benefits include:

  • 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 and the model purchased
  • Flexible charging options, including home and public options

If your daily drive consists mostly of commutes or errands around the Centerville area, you may be able to consider an EV! With vehicles like the Mercedes EQS giving you a total electric range of a whopping 478 miles on a single charge, longer trips aren’t out of the question, either. The number of public EV charging stations is constantly increasing, so it’s only becoming easier to plan road trip routes in an EV. 

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville

Now that you’ve read our hybrid vs. electric comparison, we invite you to see for yourself which one you prefer. Contact us or call (937) 433-2698 to schedule a test drive with our team. We’re happy to help in any way we can!

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