Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Right for You?

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Ready to trade in your traditional gas-powered model in favor of something more eco-friendly like a hybrid or electric model? Our team can help. First, you’ll need to discover which is best for you and your Los Angeles driving needs. Let us help you compare hybrid cars vs. electric cars at our dealership so you have an easier time choosing the right model.

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: the Basics

Learn more about hybrid vs. electric models with our team and you’ll be back on Thousand Oaks roads in a new model that you love. Take a closer look at both hybrid and electric cars below to see which is a better fit.

Hybrid Cars

While hybrid models are technically still gas-powered, they aren’t fully reliant on the gas engine to generate power. Accompanying the gas engine in hybrid vehicles is a secondary electric motor. The gas engine and electric motor work together to provide power as you drive through Westlake Village, allowing for significant improvements in gas mileage. When it comes to the battery in the hybrid model, the battery self charges so you won’t have to plug into a power source.

Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) run solely on electric power. The battery in EVs is much larger than in hybrids because it plays a more significant role in providing power for the vehicle to run. Since there is no engine and only a battery and electric motor, you will need to plug into a power source for charging. This could be a home charging station or a public charging station. Depending on how much charge the battery has, the mileage range you have to work with in an electric vehicle will vary.

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

If you’re a little more reluctant to make the switch from gas to electric, a hybrid model is a great place to start. You’ll be able to earn some serious fuel savings without completely changing your driving habits. A few other benefits include:

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

In the end, no matter if you have a lengthy commute or want to be able to go on road trips without worrying about running out of power, a hybrid vehicle is your best bet. This type of vehicle allows you to conserve power as well as stop at any gas station to refuel when needed.

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

When it comes to EVs, these models eliminate the need for gas completely. Not only are these models eco-friendly, but they are budget friendly. If you want to increase your fuel efficiency and decrease your footprint, an EV is a great choice. 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

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Cars at Rusnak Auto Group

Learn more about hybrid vs. electric models with our team at Rusnak Auto Group in Los Angeles today before you make your decision. If you have more questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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