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The Difference Between Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

2021 Toyota Prius driving at night

 

Investing in a hybrid or electric car is a great way to save money on gas and protect the environment. Many Hagatna drivers are wondering which they should choose between hybrid cars vs. electric cars. If this sounds like you, read our comparison below before you buy your new car.

 

 

Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are still gas-powered, but unlike traditional vehicles, hybrids aren’t fully reliant on the gas engine for power. Instead, hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius power your drives around Dededo by combining gas power with the power of an electric motor. That electric motor is then charged by the movement of your vehicle, so there’s no need to plug the car in.

The benefits of a hybrid car over an electric car are that:

  • The battery charges itself in a hybrid vehicle.
  • You can fuel at any gas station.
  • Hybrids are more affordable than electric vehicles.

If you have a long commute, just want to save on gas, and don’t want to spring for the investment of an electric vehicle, then you may prefer a hybrid.

Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs), on the other hand, rely exclusively on electric power. Electric vehicles like the Chevy Bolt only use an electric motor and have no gas engine. Instead of fueling with gas, they rely on a large battery that you charge at a public charging station or at home. Different batteries will have different ranges.

The benefits of an EV include:

  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Quieter ride
  • No need to pay for gas
  • Less necessary maintenance (there’s no engine to care for)
  • Potential EV incentives in select locations
  • Ability to charge at home

If you seldomly travel beyond the range of your EV, having an EV can be extremely convenient since it means that you’ll never have to stop at a gas station in the Yigo area again. Plus, driving an EV is a great way to care for the environment. If this all sounds good to you, then you might like an EV.

Compare Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars at Atkins Kroll Guam

Compare hybrid cars vs. electric cars at our dealership in Tamuning. You can see what it feels like to get behind the wheel of each one and decide for yourself which you prefer. You can contact us online to find out more information or to schedule a test drive.

 

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