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Hybrid vs. Electric: Finding Your Ride

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E at Charging Station


If it’s time to opt for a hybrid or electric vehicle in lieu of your traditional gas-powered vehicle, you may be trying to determine which would suit you best. Compare hybrid vs. electric car benefits to determine your next Waterloo ride. Learn more with Sunset Ford Waterloo, then talk to our experts about trading in your vehicle for one of these eco-friendly options. 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars Details

Our team at Sunset Ford Waterloo will dive into the respective benefits of hybrid vs. electric vehicles. Learning these details can give you a basic understanding of the core differences between hybrid vs. electric cars. Explore more below:

Hybrid Cars

Technically, hybrid vehicles are still gas-powered, but not completely reliant on gasoline. The gas engine in hybrid vehicles works in tandem with a secondary electric motor. The gas engine and electric motor work together to provide power as you drive through Columbia, allowing for significant improvements in gas mileage.

The battery for the electric motor in hybrid vehicles self-charges, so you never have to plug into a power source. Options like the 2022 Escape Hybrid, for example, are equipped with a 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain featuring an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and a 96 kW electric motor. 

Electric Cars

Electric vehicles, on the other hand, run solely on electric power. Instead of an engine, they have a battery and electric motor. An electric vehicle battery is much larger than that in hybrids as it plays a more significant role in providing power for the vehicle to run. They are typically charged at home or at a public charging station. Depending on how much charge the battery has, the mileage range you have to work within an electric vehicle will vary. Models like the 2022 Mustang Mach-E provide an electric range of 314 miles when charged to 100%. 

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: Benefits of Each Option

Belleville drivers who are a bit apprehensive about making the switch from gas to electric can opt for a hybrid vehicle. You have large fuel savings without having to worry about charging your battery. Some advantages include:

  • Self-charging battery
  • You can stop and fuel up at any gas station
  • Hybrids are often more affordable than EVs

Electric vehicles, on the other hand, eliminate the use of gas. You’ll get significant long-term savings. They are also beneficial for the environment. If you want to increase your efficiency and decrease your footprint, opt for an electric vehicle. Check out the other benefits here: 

  • Fewer maintenance costs (no oil changes or engine upkeep)
  • Potential EV incentives based on your location 
  • Flexible charging options, including home and public options
  • Low or zero tailpipe emissions
  • Quieter ride with no engine noise
  • No money spent on gas 

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles at Sunset Ford Waterloo

If you are interested in either hybrid or electric vehicles, Sunset Ford Waterloo can help you make a seamless transition. Contact us for more information on hybrid and EV options at our Waterloo dealership or explore our new inventory of hybrid and electric vehicles to get started at home!

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