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Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: What’s the Difference?

Honda Hybrids

You’ve probably heard the buzz going around about the benefits of driving an electric car, but you’re on the fence and unsure if making the switch is the best choice for you. With all the talk about hybrid and fully electric vehicles, it’s easy to get confused, but Apple Tree Honda is here to give you a better understanding of the difference between these two types of vehicles. So if you’re thinking about trading in your traditional gas-powered car for a hybrid or electric model keep reading as we compare hybrid vs. electric cars below to help you make an informed buying decision!



Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: the Basics

In order to decide the route to take when shifting from a gasoline dependant vehicle to one that relies on battery power it’s important to establish a base understanding of the core differences between hybrid cars vs. electric cars. Let’s dive into the details of each vehicle type.

Hybrid Cars

A hybrid car gives you access to the best of both worlds, while still powered by a gas engine, hybrids also have a second electric motor that works together to provide power as you drive through Asheville, significantly improving gas mileage. As an added bonus, the battery for the electric motor in hybrid vehicles self-charges, so you never have to plug into a power source. Check out the Honda Insight, Accord Hybrid, and CR-V Hybrid to discover more about Honda hybrid vehicles.

Electric Cars

There is no engine installed in a fully-electric vehicle (EV), so it runs solely on electric power and does not use gasoline. EVs get their power from batteries that feed an electric motor. Electric vehicles differ from hybrids because they have no backup engine to take over when the battery is low, but fully electric cars offer a more extended electric-only range than hybrids as long as you charge it before your Hendersonville journey. Honda plans to roll out the fully electric Prologue in 2024 which is anticipated to be a futuristic SUV larger than the CR-V, so be on the lookout for its arrival as well as a host of other Honda EVs in the future.

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Cars at Apple Tree Honda

We understand that your research into hybrids vs. EVs will take lots of time and consideration, so once you’re ready to narrow down your options, contact us to schedule a test drive here at our dealership in Fletcher.We can’t wait to see which Honda EV you choose!


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