Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

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The difference between a hybrid and plug-in hybrid is that, while both models use an electric motor to offset gas consumption and increase fuel economy, a plug-in hybrid has a full EV mode you can switch into. It lacks the electric range of a full EV, but often provides you with enough charge to run your errands around town. Read on to learn more about the unique benefits of each type of model. Then, fill out a pre-approval and schedule a test drive in Roslyn to compare both types of models near Manhasset at Rallye Acura!

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

Hybrids offer Garden City drivers excellent fuel economy numbers. While they don’t feature a dedicated electric range like a plug-in, you’ll drastically reduce your carbon footprint by switching to a hybrid, you won’t have to set aside time to recharge your vehicle. Furthermore, your engine and electric motor will always be working in conjunction with one another to provide you with exceptional gas mileage.

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

The difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid models comes down to the fact that you can switch to pure electric mode with a plug-in. Your typical plug-in hybrid will have between 15 and 30 miles of electric range—just enough to get you around Glen Cove for running errands. If you run out of a charge while you’re out, you can just switch to gas. The downsides compared to conventional hybrids is that once you run out of an electric charge, you simply switch over to gas, and aren’t reaping the benefit of hybrid fuel economy. You’ll also have to remember to charge your car’s electric range.

Experience the Difference Between Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles with a Test Drive in Roslyn 

Now that you’ve read our comparison between hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid vehicles, call Rallye Acura to test drive both types of models. Our phone number is 516-508-9147. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know and help you find the perfect type of eco-friendly vehicle for your needs. In the meantime, explore our Acura research guides for helpful reads about the differences between AWD vs. FWD and more!

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