Hybrid vs. Electric: Which Should You Choose?

2019 Kia Niro Plugin Hybrid Charging


If you’re ready to trade-in your traditional gas-powered vehicle for a hybrid or electric model, which option is best for your driving lifestyle in Saugus? Explore the pros and cons of hybrid vs. electric vehicles with Pride Kia of Lynn, below. Then, browse our inventory of electric and hybrid vehicles

Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: A General Overview

Let’s dive into the respective benefits of electric vs. hybrid cars. To begin, we’ll cover the core difference between hybrid and electric cars: 

What are Hybrid Cars?

Peabody drivers who aren’t quite ready to fully divest from a gas engine may want to opt for a hybrid car. Hybrid vehicles are still gas-powered, but unlike traditional gas-powered vehicles, they aren’t fully reliant on the gas engine to generate power for forward motion. Instead, the gas engine in hybrid vehicles is a secondary electric motor, working in conjunction with an electric motor. Since the battery for an electric motor in hybrid cars self-charges, you never have to plug into a power source. 

What Are Electric Cars?

An electric vehicle (EV) runs solely on electric power. These types of vehicles have no engine, only a battery and an electric motor. Because hybrid batteries play a more significant role for the vehicle to run, they’re much larger than hybrid car batteries. Electric vehicles can be plugged into a charging station at Peabody home, or a public charging station. Depending on how much charge the battery has, the mileage range you’ll have at your disposal will vary. Models such as Kia Niro have an electric range of 239 miles when charged to 100%.

What Are the Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles? 

With hybrid vehicles, you can access amazing fuel savings without having to compromise your driving habits in Salem. Other hybrid benefits include: 

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

Bottom line: If you have a long commute to work, or you’d like to tackle long road trips without the worry of running out of power, a hybrid vehicle is the way to go. 

What Are the Benefits of Electric Vehicles?

Since EVs completely eliminate gas, you’ll be afforded significant long-term savings. Not only are electric vehicles better for your wallet, but they’re environmentally friendly. Drivers looking to increase their efficiency and decrease their footprint will like what an EV has to offer. Additional EV perks include: 

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

Ultimately, if your daily driving consists of quick trips around the Lynn, you may be a great candidate for an EV. While they eliminate the use of gas, this doesn’t mean that you can no longer take long trips with friends and family. There’s an increasing number of public EV charging stations, making it easier to plan trip routes. 

Explore Kia Hybrid and Electric Cars at Pride Kia of Lynn

Now that you know the difference between hybrid and electric cars: which one will you choose. Contact us if you’d like more guidance, and our sales experts will help you determine which type of vehicle is best for your driving habits. We look forward to working with you! Interested in upgrading your commute with an electric vehicle? Learn more about the new 2022 Kia EV6 pricing, specs, and release date.  

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