What’s the Difference Between Hybrid vs. Electric Cars?

2022 Chevy Bolt EUV on a beach

Ready to trade in your conventional gas-powered vehicle for a hybrid or electric Buick, Chevrolet, GMC model? Not sure whether hybrid or electric vehicles are a better choice for your Brookings travels? Compare hybrid vs. EV models with the experts at Brookings Auto Mall below, so you can make an informed purchasing decision! 



Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles: The Breakdown

Before you can start financing a new electric or hybrid vehicle, you’ll first want to understand the basics of each type. Continue reading to discover the major distinctions between electric vs. hybrid cars: 

What are Hybrid Vehicles?

Full hybrid cars are partially gas-powered vehicles, as the gas engine comes alongside a secondary electric motor. The electric motor and gas engine work in tandem to provide you with forwarding motion during your Brookings drives, which boosts your respective fuel economy ratings. The electric motor is also capable of self-charging, so you can skip the hassle that comes with plugging your hybrid into a power source. 

What are Electric Vehicles?

An electric vehicle (or EV) runs entirely on electric power. As opposed to a gas-powered or hybrid vehicle, an EV only comes with a battery and electric motor. There’s much more emphasis on an electric vehicle battery to generate power, which is why it’s so much larger than the batteries within a hybrid model. Electric vehicles do require a home power source or public charging station to plug into. EV technology continues to improve each year with some Buick, Chevrolet, GMC models, such as the Chevy Bolt EUV and Chevy Bolt EV, able to reach an electric range of 247 to 259 miles when fully charged.

Find Your Hybrid or Electric Buick, Chevrolet, GMC Car at Brookings Auto Mall!

After comparing the major differences between hybrid vs. EV models, it’s plain to see that both categories offer distinct advantages. If you’re ready to upgrade your Brookings commute with either a conventional hybrid or fully electric vehicle, we encourage you to reach out to us at Brookings Auto Mall today! We’re more than happy to set you up with a test drive, break down the incentives for both vehicle types, or give you an in-person tour of our inventory!


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