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Explore the Difference Between Hybrids & Plug-In Hybrids

2022 Range Rover Plug In Hybrid

 

By now, you may know that hybrid models bring efficiency to your daily Greenwich drives, but what is the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid models? While similarities can be found between the two, each type offers important differences to your drives. Right off the bat, you should know:

 

 

  • Hybrids combine gas and electric power on your daily commutes and are more similar to traditional gas-powered vehicles. You simply have to fill up at the local gas station. During your trips, your alternator charges the vehicle’s battery for more efficient trips in the city.
  • Plug-in hybrids rely on electric power when the battery is charged, and start to consume gas when the battery loses its charge. You’ll need to fill up the gas tank and charge the vehicle at home or at public stations—but you might be able to complete your daily commute without using any gas at all, and that means your money will go much further than before.

Compare hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid models with Land Rover Darien to find which type fits your driving needs.

What is a Plug-In Hybrid vs. Hybrid?

Comparing hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid models will show you that the main difference between the two is the plug-in’s ability to solely run on electric power. Once the all-electric range runs out, plug-ins start to perform more like hybrid cars. What is a plug-in hybrid vs. hybrid?

  • Consider your commute around Stamford when deciding if a plug-in hybrid is for you. If your commute isn’t too long and you can charge up overnight, you can substantially save on gas as you’re consuming almost none during your daily drives.
  • If you’re looking for a model that doesn’t vary your driving habits, a standard hybrid may be right for you. Standard hybrids tend to be more affordable than plug-in hybrids as they don’t require additional at-home installations or stops at local charging stations.
  • Keep in mind that the growing popularity of hybrid models brings more local charging stations around Greenwich, meaning more convenient charging for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV models.

Running solely on electric power means plug-in hybrids require more upkeep than your typical gas-powered vehicle. For more convenient charging you’ll need to install a home wall box or familiarize yourself with the local charging network. Going through these steps means that you’ll be able to drastically reduce your gas consumption—especially when gas costs can be unpredictable.

On the other hand, hybrids offer similar performance to what you’re likely familiar with. While you’re still reliant on gas and electric power when behind the wheel, you’ll notice a difference in the efficiency of your trips around town.

Comparing Hybrid vs. Plug-In Hybrid vs. EVs

Although there are differences between hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, they still utilize gas power. Fully-electric models break free from gasoline consumption entirely with the use of stronger electric motors. Similar to plug-in hybrids they can be charged overnight at an installing home charging station or public charging station during your shopping trips around Stamford. However, driving an EV requires a little more planning as they don’t have gas power to rely on.

EVs are the more environmentally friendly option out of the hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid comparison since they don’t use any non-renewable resources. Although, the savings in your budget can depend on the prices of gasoline and electric power in your area.

Take Home a Hybrid Model with Land Rover Darien!

Now that we’ve dived into what plug-in vs. hybrid models are, which type is right for your Stamford drives? Contact us at Land Rover Darien to test drive models with hybrid powertrains in our inventory. If you’re interested in adding a hybrid model to your garage, discuss your financing options with our finance center.

 

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