Is an Electric Vehicle a good fit for your lifestyle? Many folks like the idea of an EV or Hybrid (and the gas savings) but they’re not sure where to start. Over the next few months, we’ll explore the most common types of alternative fuel options available in our market and what you’ll need to know to make a well-informed decision on purchasing one.

-Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid vs. EV- 

Gas Hybrid 
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A traditional Hybrid vehicle uses a gas engine but also collects and uses energy from regenerative braking. When starting out your drive your Hybrid will use the electricity stored in the hybrid battery before switching to the gas engine. This means as you are driving your vehicle and braking the vehicle is collecting energy from the brake system & storing it in a battery so it can be used as electricity to power the electric motor. No plug-in is needed.

Plug-In Hybrid
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A Plug-In Hybrid has both a charging port for electricity and a fuel tank for gasoline. Typically, a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) uses the electricity that is stored in the battery until this energy is nearly gone, then it switches over to the traditional combustion engine & uses fuel such as gas. PHEV’s also use the regenerative braking system to collect energy as they drive so depending on your driving habits you may rarely need to actually use your gas! This is a great option for someone with combined driving habits- mostly local trips but also occasionally goes on trips further than the EV range.

Full EV
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Your full EV (Electric Vehicles) will be powered strictly on electricity both from a plug-in port as well as regenerative braking. Different EV models have different driving ranges but are typically the same range as a “tank of gas.” Opposite of traditional driving patterns driving your EV in the city or with many stops will extend the range of your EV as it takes advantage of the regenerative braking energy collected.
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