Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

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If you’re looking for a new vehicle in Larchmont, you’ve probably heard about hybrid and electric vehicles. Hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid is a common topic of conversation, with the hybrid cars we’ve seen for years being joined with new vehicles with a plug and a limited electric range.

 

 

What’s the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid? A hybrid runs solely on gasoline in Larchmont with increased fuel economy coming from an electric motor that enhances engine power. However, a plug-in hybrid, like the name suggests, has a plug that feeds a larger electric motor, offering the flexibility of gas or electric or both. Read on and learn more about the differences between hybrid and plug-in hybrid with the sales and finance team at Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle!

Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid: Benefits of Hybrid Models

The way a hybrid vehicle works is pretty familiar to the average gasoline car driver. You’ll just fill up with gasoline like normal, but you’ll have increased fuel efficiency because the electric motor is handling some of the power in addition to your gas engine. You’ll get increased fuel economy, yes, but Mamaroneck drivers will also be able to continue their driving habits without any real lifestyle changes, because you simply fill the vehicle with gasoline like normal.

Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid: Benefits of Plug-In Hybrid Models

The biggest difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid is the presence of a plug. A plug-in hybrid, like a regular hybrid, takes gasoline, but with the addition of a larger electric motor and a plug to power it, you can get even better gas mileage as well as the option of limited electric range. Unless your vehicle has drive modes that can be switched to different fuel consumptions, you’ll start out with a limited electric range where you don’t consume any gas, then once the electric range is exhausted, you’ll run your vehicle like a traditional hybrid.

Your New Alternative Fuels Vehicle is in New Rochelle

You’ve gotten acquainted with two of the most popular alternative fuels vehicles near Bronxville. Now, it’s time to test drive one of these models for yourself. Our certified sales team is ready to help you make the right choice on your terms, and we’ve got a contact form that’ll let you start the conversation.

 

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