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Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Right for You?

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More and more eco-friendly vehicles are hitting the market, and it’s not hard to see why they are so popular with drivers around Van Nuys and Sun Valley. If you are also thinking about making the switch, you are making an excellent choice! However, you may not be sure whether to go with a hybrid model or an EV. Compare hybrid vs. electric vehicles more in-depth with North Hollywood Toyota to see which one makes the most sense for you.



Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: Overview

Ready to learn about the differences between a hybrid vs. electric car? Let’s take a closer look at what sets them apart.

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are still primarily powered by gasoline, but they are not fully reliant on the gas engine as the only power source. A secondary electric motor works in tandem with the gasoline engine for significantly better fuel economy figures. The battery for the electric motor in hybrid vehicles self-charges, so stopping to charge in Sun Valley or powering up your vehicle at home is not needed.

Electric Cars

Electric vehicles run on electric power alone. You won’t find an engine under the hood of an EV. Electric vehicles only contain a battery and electric motor. Compared to hybrid models, EVs have a much larger battery. The larger battery is needed because there is not an engine to back it up. Electric vehicles can be charged right at home or at a public charging station around Mission Hills.

 Why Choose a Hybrid?

Here are the benefits of a hybrid car:

  • A hybrid battery self charges.
  • You can stop and fuel up at any gas station.
  • Hybrids are generally priced more affordably than EVs.

Why Choose an Electric Vehicle

Here are the benefits of an electric car:

  • They produce few or even zero tailpipe emissions.
  • You can enjoy a quieter ride with no engine noise.
  • You don’t have to worry about rising gas prices.
  • Oil changes and engine upkeep are not needed, so you save on routine maintenance.
  • You may be able to take advantage of special incentives.

Compare Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars at North Hollywood Toyota

Still trying to decide between hybrid vs. electric cars? That’s ok! At North Hollywood Toyota, you can compare hybrid cars vs. electric cars by getting behind the wheel for a test drive in North Hollywood. Contact us today, or stop by our showroom. We can also answer your questions about hybrid battery costs and more.


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