Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Right for You?

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Are you ready to swap out your traditional gas vehicle for a hybrid or electric vehicle? Explore what these types of vehicles have to offer! They are especially great for Newark drivers who want to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re unsure of whether electric or hybrid cars will meet your driving needs, keep reading with Hudson Nissan as we help you make that decision!



Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars: The Basics

Sometimes, hybrid and electric cars are used interchangeably, but there are slight differences between the two. Learn more below.

Hybrid Cars

While hybrid vehicles use an electric battery, they also feature a gas engine; meaning, they rely on both gas and electricity to function. In some hybrid vehicles, these two entities work together to produce power. In other hybrid vehicles, the electric battery serves as the backup generator for the vehicle while the gas engine is the primary source of power. Either way, you will see major improvements in gas mileage as you travel through Newark.

Electric Cars

When looking at hybrid cars vs. electric cars, the major difference is that electric vehicles (EVs) rely solely on electricity. Because there is no gas engine, the electric battery is much bigger in EVs and therefore lasts longer. You can plug your car into a home or public charging station to charge the battery.

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

If you’re not sure if you’re ready to make the big leap into a fully electric, a hybrid vehicle is a great place to start. You’ll be able to enjoy the perks of having a partial electric vehicle while still having the comfortability of a partially gas engine. Forgot to get gas on the way home last night? Don’t worry about rushing to get gas in the morning. The electric battery will serve as a backup generator so you can get to work in Staten Island on time. Other hybrid benefits include:

  • 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

Since EVs completely eliminate the use of gas, you lessen your overall carbon footprint. You’ll also save money since you don’t have to fill your car with gas. There are plenty of electric chargers in Bayonne so you won’t have to worry about scrambling to find a place to charge your vehicle. Additional benefits 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

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Cars at Hudson Nissan

If you are interested in comparing a hybrid vs. electric car, stop by Hudson Nissan today! Check out our specials online and value your trade so you know how much your vehicle is worth before arriving at the dealership. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


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