Benefits of Electric Vehicles
vs Hybrid Vehicles

The future of transportation is looking bright with Ford's lineup of battery electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. As these vehicles become more and more common on the roads, not only will they be helpful to the environment and reducing emissions overall, but more people are going to start realizing that electric vehicles have a lot to offer, and a lot of upsides that gas-powered vehicles just can't keep up with! If you've never driven an EV, you might not be familiar with all the ways that a vehicle like this can change your life, but once you get your hands on one, you won't want to go back. While battery electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles do offer some of the same benefits, there's a few key differences between them that you'll want to be familiar with when considering electric vehicles for yourself. Here's a quick breakdown of the things you need to know about electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles!


Benefits of Electric

Electric vehicles that run completely on batteries as opposed to any fossil fuels are the most environmentally friendly type of EV, but their perks do not end there. Electric vehicles cost less overall than traditional gas-powered vehicles do, partially because they're less expensive to fuel and partially because their maintenance and servicing needs are less intensive, making the costs lower there as well. They also provide a fantastic driving experience, with smooth, fast, and quiet acceleration that you just can't get from any other kind of car. However, because they are completely free from any fossil fuels, it can take a little planning and research to manage a long road trip, since you'll have to find appropriate places to charge the battery. Electric vehicles are often eligible for tax rebates or other monetary incentives, which can be a big help to your budget.


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Benefits of Hybrids

There are two subcategories of hybrid vehicles: hybrids and plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrids are like a standard electric car with the addition of a small gas-powered motor- their batteries still need to be recharged periodically by plugging into an electrical outlet. A regular hybrid will have both an electric motor and a gas-powered one, but the batter will be recharged while you drive. One of the major benefits of having a hybrid is that they extend your driving range by allowing you to top off at any gas station, not just ones with EV charging stations. They are able to help you save on gas by being fuel efficient, though not quite as much as a battery electric vehicle, and they can help to reduce your carbon footprint in terms of transportation. Unfortunately, sometimes hybrid vehicles are not eligible for the same monetary and tax incentives that battery electric vehicles are.


Battery electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles are both excellent choices for anyone who wants to change how their car affects their life for the better, and because each type of vehicle has different benefits and drawbacks, there's plenty of room for you to figure out which choice would work the best for you and your particular lifestyle. If you're interested in learning more about electric or hybrid vehicles, get in touch with Haldeman Ford here. You can also check out Ford's latest EVs in our online inventory, or pay us a visit in Trenton, NJ.

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