Benefits of Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Charging

 

When you’re ready to trade in your gas-powered vehicle, you might have a hard time choosing between hybrid vs. electric cars. That’s where Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich comes in! We can help you decide which is a better option for your Rye lifestyle and driving habits, and we can also help you with auto financing. Here, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich compares hybrid cars vs. electric cars so you can make an informed purchasing decision!

 

 

What is the Difference Between Hybrid vs. Electric Cars?

Hybrid vehicles still use gasoline, but unlike traditional gas-powered cars, hybrids aren’t fully dependent on the gas engine for power. In a hybrid, along with the gas engine, is an electric motor. The gas engine and electric motor work together in a hybrid to provide power as you drive around Stamford, providing significantly better gas mileage. The battery in the electric motor self-charges in a hybrid, so you never have to plug it in—that is, unless you opt for a plug-in hybrid, which offers some all-electric range.

An electric vehicle (EV) operates only on electric power. There isn’t an engine, only a battery with an electric motor. The battery in EVs is larger than in hybrid cars, and electric vehicles must be plugged into a home or public charging station for charging. The mileage range in an electric vehicle varies by make and model, but a model like the EQS offers a range of more than 300 miles.

Benefits of Hybrid vs. Electric

Hybrid cars are a wise choice for those New Canaan drivers who aren’t quite ready to make the full switch from gas to electric. You’ll still get serious fuel savings without changing your driving habits. Other benefits of hybrid cars vs. electric cars include:

  • You can fuel up a hybrid at any gas station, like usual
  • The battery is self-charging
  • Hybrids are typically more affordable than electric cars

If you have a lengthy commute beyond Greenwich, or want the freedom to enjoy long road trips without worrying about running out of power, a hybrid vehicle is probably best for you!

If you’re having trouble deciding between hybrid and electric vehicles, we might suggest that you take the middle ground. A plug-in hybrid vehicle can drive with electric power alone when it’s charged up—but you can also rely on the convenience of gasoline when necessary.

Benefits of Electric vs. Hybrid

When considering hybrid vs. electric cars, remember that EVs eliminate the need for gas, which means significant savings over time! EVs are also better for the environment. Other benefits of EVs include:

  • Less maintenance and service costs because you don’t need oil changes or engine repairs
  • Low or zero tailpipe emissions
  • No engine noise
  • Flexible charging options
  • Potential tax savings depending on your location

So, if you mostly just make quick trips around town, want to eliminate the need for gas, and like the idea of reducing your carbon footprint, and EV is a good choice!

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric at Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich Today

We invite you to contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich to compare hybrid cars vs. electric in person. Our team will take you for a test drive in an EQS or GLE Hybrid. Feel free to get a trade-in value for your current car online or at the dealership. Get started today by reaching out to us and letting us know how we can be of service.

 

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