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Electric and Hybrid Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Difference Between a EV and a Hybrid?

A EV is a electric vehicle that does not use any sort of gasoline, combustible engine. It has one electric motor that requires to be charged from an outside source. A hybrid vehicle has both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. The electric motor in a Hybrid does not require a outside charging source and is charged through regenerative braking. In a hybrid the gasoline motor and electric motor work together simultaneously to give you optimal gas mileage and increasing your MPG.  Learn More

What does EV, ICE, HEV, PHEV and BEV Stand For?

EV-Electric vehicle

ICE- Internal combustion engine

HEV- Hybrid electric vehicle

PHEV- Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

BEV- Battery electric vehicle

How do I get the best gas mileage or MPG from my hybrid vehicle?

Here are a few helpful tips to make sure you are getting the best gas mileage or MPG possible from your hybrid vehicle. Watch the video below to learn more.

How far can I drive on a full charge on a electric vehicle?

Though it depends on the make and model of your electric vehicle, the average distance is about 300 miles on a full charge.

How long does it take to charge a electric vehicle?

This depends on the type of power source you are using. For example, if you are charging your electric vehicle with a 120 volt outlet, it will take 6-10 hours to completely charge. Similarly if you are using a 240 volt outlet the charging time ranges from 1-3 hours. Finally if you are using a 480 volt outlet your electric car should charge in 15-30 minutes. If you get in the habit of charging your car when you get home while it is not in use, you should always have a full charge regardless of the voltage you are using.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

When you charge your car it’s not like going to the gas station where you can see clearly on the pump how much you are paying for fuel. For this reason, you can use the electric drive cost calculator below to compare fuel cost for charging your electric car to what you would spend on gasoline.

Do electric vehicles have the same performance as a gas powered car?

Absolutely! In most cases they even out perform their gasoline competitors. With the advances in technology in the last few years electric and hybrid cars, trucks, and SUVs are faster, and more powerful than ever before. When you push the gas pedal of a hybrid or electric car you receive instant torque, giving it a fun sporty drive. The 2022 Toyota Tundra with the i-Force max engine even out tows its gasoline counterpart.

Is there a tax credit for purchasing a electric car? Is there a tax credit for purchasing a hybrid vehicle?

Yes! You can save even more money by purchasing a electric or hybrid vehicle with the IRS electric vehicle tax credit. See if your vehicle qualifies and get the federal electric vehicle tax credit form. Learn More


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