Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Right for You?

2020 GMC Hummer EV in a forest

Are you looking at switching to a more eco-friendly vehicle? With the rise in gas prices, it’s no surprise that many drivers are looking for a more efficient option. That’s why the associates at Ray Dennison Buick GMC have put together this guide comparing hybrid cars vs. electric cars. We’re here to help you make a smart decision when you’re trying to choose between a hybrid vs. electric vehicle.



Overview of Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars

While we’ll cover the benefits of hybrid vs. electric cars, we need to first establish how these to models are different:

Hybrid Cars

  • Are still gas-powered but aren’t fully reliant on gas.
  • Have secondary electric motors
  • Gas engines and electric motors work together to provide power
  • Battery for the electric motor in hybrid vehicles self-charges, so you require an outside power source

Electric Cars

  • Runs solely on electric power
  • There is no engine, only a battery and an electric motor
  • Plugged into a home or public charging station to charge the battery
  • Range will vary

Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles: What are the Benefits?

When considering a hybrid vs. electric car, you’ll find that both have their benefits. Really, it will come down to which will better fit your driving pattern in the Morton and Bloomington area.

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

  • The battery charges itself
  • You can stop and fuel up at any gas station
  • Hybrids are often more affordable than EVs

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

  • 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

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Cars Today in Pekin

Now that you’ve seen how hybrid vs. electric cars compare, are you ready to learn more about models like the GMC Hummer EV? If so, you can make your way to our dealership near Peoria and Morton. We’ll provide you with a tour of our inventory, and share details about how long it takes to charge an EV!


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