HYBRID VS. ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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HOW DO THEY WORK?

If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly way to travel in the Humboldt area, you may have considered Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Both options have a positive impact, but which is a better fit for your driving needs and lifestyle: Hybrid or Electric Power? To learn more, compare Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles with Discovery Ford! We can assist you in making the best decision for your needs. Before looking deeper into the various advantages of hybrid vs. electric vehicles, it’s important to understand the fundamental differences between how hybrid and electric vehicles operate and where their power comes from.

HYBRID VEHICLES

Hybrid vehicles are gas-powered vehicles that use a traditional gasoline engine but do not rely solely on gasoline. They also have an electric motor that works in conjunction with the gasoline engine to provide forward motion. In a hybrid car, there is a small battery for the electric motor that self-charges while you drive.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

An electric vehicle does not have an engine (EV). These vehicles are powered solely by electric power, which is supplied by a large battery and an electric motor. The battery in an EV does not charge itself, so the vehicle must be plugged into an electric car charger to recharge. You will have the option of charging at home, which is slower but ideal for overnight or weekend charging. When you’re on the go, there are a plenty of of public electric car charger stations located throughout North America.

The electric driving range of an EV will vary depending on the amount of charge in the battery. The Mustang Mach-E is a luxury EV that can travel between 340 and 491 kilometers on a single full charge, depending on battery size.

BENEFITS OF HYBRID VEHICLES

Is range anxiety keeping you from going completely electric? You’re not alone! This is why many drivers prefer hybrid vehicles over electric vehicles. Hybrid vehicles provide cleaner emissions and improved efficiency without requiring you to change your driving habits. Other advantages of hybrid vehicles include:

– The battery charges itself
– Fueling is quick and easy, and you can stop at any gas station
– Hybrids are frequently less expensive than EVs

If you have a long commute or enjoy long road trips, you should consider a hybrid vehicle. Because all you need is a nearby gas station, you can drive as far as you want without worrying about your next opportunity to recharge.

BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

You can drive around in an EV without using any gas. In addition to significant fuel savings, EVs are the most environmentally friendly option when comparing hybrid vs. electric cars. Benefits of EVs include:

– Low or zero tailpipe emissions
– Quieter ride with no engine noise
– No money spent on gas
– Lower maintenance costs (no oil changes or engine upkeep)
– A variety of charging options, including home and public charging.

If you mostly drive for errands or have a short commute, an EV could be in your future! Of course, with the 2022 F-150 Lightning’s standard-range battery having an EPA-estimated range of 370 km on a single charge, longer trips are also possible. Furthermore, as the number of public charging stations increases, range anxiety is quickly becoming a thing of the past. With proper planning, it is possible to travel further in an EV than ever before!

FORD PHEVS: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

We’ve explained the differences between hybrid and electric power, but did you know you can have the best of both worlds? Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) combine hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) technology. There’s a gas engine and an electric motor, as well as a larger battery than in traditional hybrid vehicles. A PHEV combines hybrid and electric power for more efficient use of the gas engine. Unlike hybrid vehicles, a PHEV can also run entirely on electric power for a certain distance before seamlessly switching to gas power when needed!

HYBRID VS. ELECTRIC: FIND THEM BOTH AT DISCOVERY FORD SALES IN HUMBOLDT, SK.

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