Electric vs. Hybrid

Is a Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, or Fully Electric Car Right for You.

Deciding between an Electric Vehicle or a Hybrid can be difficult; while going electric will save you on average fuel cost and maintenance, the average cost of buying an Electric Vehicle is higher than Hybrid models. This is mostly due to the cost of the battery pack. While electric vehicles are generally more expensive, the long-term savings from not having to purchase gas, limited maintenance demands, and available tax credits will add up over time and help you save thousands of dollars throughout your ownership.

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Electric Vehicles Benefits

In addition to Electric Vehicles' low ownership cost, they are also environmentally friendly, more convenient, and offer unmatched performances. Unlike Hybrid vehicles that still require a routine visit to the gas station and maintenance shop, Electric Vehicles can be charged from the comfort of your own home, local store, and an array of other convenient charging locations for a fraction of the cost.

As for maintenance, Electric Vehicles only need to worry about their tires and wiper fluids for the most part. No oil changes, tune-ups, or other mechanical issues to worry about! Additional highlights of choosing an Electric Vehicle over a Hybrid include:

  • Zero Emissions: Don’t worry about polluting the air with gas fumes.
  • Convenience: Charge wherever, whenever thanks to all the sophisticated and accessible charging options available.
  • Technology: Get regular updates to elevate everything from your Electric Vehicles entertainment system and safety features to its performance and more!
  • Minimal Maintenance: No more oil changes or engine to worry about, only worry about maintenance like tire rotations and wiper fluid.
  • Quieter Drive: Electric Vehicles don’t have a loud engine making noise, just a quiet ride built to help you relax on your daily commute.
  • Performance: Looking for thrills? Look no further than an Electric Vehicle, access near instant acceleration and unreal range.
  • Tax Rebate: Most Electric Vehicles qualify for a tax rebate of up to $7,500!
  • Parking and Lanes: Electric Vehicles generally get preferred parking spots and access to special highway lanes.

Hybrid Vehicles Benefits

Choosing a Hybrid is a great option for anyone looking for an eco-friendly ride at a smaller price tag. These innovative vehicles are built with an engine and small motor that can work in tandem to give you extended range and impressive power. Starting at nearly $10,000 less, buying a Hybrid is a great way to begin the transition of going from a gas vehicle society to an electric one.

Hybrid vehicles can also be filled up and ready to go within seconds, unlike an Electric Vehicle that can take up north of 20-minutes to get charged up at a fast charging station. Additional highlights of choosing a Hybrid include:

  • Regenerative Braking: Recharge your small motor on the road whenever you stop or coast.
  • Dual Power: Feel the difference between your engine and electric motor working together, getting instant assistance. And access an electric-only drive whenever your motor is filled by braking.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Hybrids are extremely efficient with their gas usage thanks to their combined electric motor system, allowing you to get more mileage and need less gas.
  • Longer Range: Get more range with the combined gas tank and motor that help you access a range of over 500-mile in models like the Kia Sportage Hybrid.
  • Tax Incentives: Certain states offer added benefits for buying a Hybrid model.
  • Resale Value: Hybrids maintain their value for longer due to their high fuel economy and their innovative engine system.

The Electric 2022 Kia EV6 Compared to the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2022 Kia EV6 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
Starting Price $41,400 $27,290
Range Up to 310 miles Over 500 miles
Tax Rebate Available Not Available
Tax Rebate Available Not Available

Both models have impressive specs, the all-electric 2022 Kia EV6 and 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid are both innovative vehicles engineered for different lifestyle demands and vehicle ownership expectations. You can expect both models to also feature similar technology and features. The Kia EV6 is right for anyone looking to invest in the future and has access to a charging station; while the Kia Sportage Hybrid is a great in-between car ideal for anyone looking for added range and a better fuel economy.

Available Electrified Models

Berlin City’s dealership network offers a wide range of Electric and Hybrid models to choose from. Whether you’re interested in the all-electric Kia EV6, the versatile Toyota Venza, the compact Toyota Corolla Hybrid, the capable Toyota Tundra Hybrid TRD Pro, the luxurious Lexus UX 250h Hybrid, or something else; we are here to help you get into the car of your dreams today.

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