Hybrid vs Electric

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Are you ready to make the switch from a conventional gas-powered vehicle to a hybrid or electric car? It’s a smart move, considering the overall savings you can look forward to by cutting down or eliminating altogether those costly visits to the pump, not to mention the positive environmental impact. In this guide from Capital GMC Buick, we’ll compare hybrid cars vs. electric cars to help you find your perfect match. Then explore your options in our new vehicle and used vehicle inventories.

Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: The Basics

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid vehicles (HEVs) feature a powertrain that includes both a gas engine and an electric motor which work together to deliver better fuel economy. The battery for the electric motor in a standard hybrid vehicle self-charges, so there is no need to connect to a power source to recharge. There are also plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) available, which have larger batteries that you can recharge by plugging them into a 120-volt outlet or a 240-volt charging unit.

Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) run on an electric motor and a battery, eliminating reliance on gasoline. EVs can be recharged at home or at a public charging station. The full-electric range you’ll get from your EV will vary from model to model.

Hybrid Vehicle Benefits

A hybrid vehicle is a good option if you are not ready to make a commitment to a fully-electric vehicle. You will benefit from improved efficiency, while not having to worry about having to recharge the vehicle when you are on the roads in and around White City and Lumsden. Additional advantages of hybrid cars vs. electric cars include:

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

Electric Vehicle Benefits

EVs run exclusively on electricity, which makes them a much more environmentally-friendly option. While EVs tend to cost more than hybrid cars, you will save in the long run because it costs less to recharge an EV than to refill your tank with gas. Automakers are increasing their production of electric vehicles, and today you can find electric cars, trucks, and SUVs that are every bit as capable as gas-powered models. The new all-electric GMC Hummer is a great example. Some of the key advantages to owning an EV 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
  • Flexible charging options, including home charging and Regina-area public charging stations

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Cars at Capital GMC Buick

If you are interested in a hybrid or electric car to enhance your Moose Jaw commute, stop by Capital GMC Buick. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help you explore your options. Make sure to browse our new vehicle specials and used vehicle offers, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

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