Plug-In Hybrid or Full Electric… which is right for you?
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) can operate on either electricity or petrol while Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are powered solely by electricity. PHEVs offer more flexibility with fueling options and ease of mind if you have range anxiety, but you won’t have the same benefits of minimal maintenance costs as a BEV.
Someday we may delve deeper into what the differences of plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles, but for now we offer you a fork in the road and a choice to make. But don’t worry, you can always come back to this page and choose differently.
3 Simple reasons to buy a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
- Your daily commute is predictable and not lengthy: Find out how many miles you usually drive in a day, you might be surprised! Many Americans only drive around 30 miles in a typical day. BEVs with 200+ miles range put Range Anxiety at ease and more make and model options in this range become available.
- Your workplace is awesome and has charging stations available: What a treat!
- You will have convenient access to recharge at home: Many states offer incentives for purchasing charging stations. Take advantage of this time and earn a tax refund for buying a Level 2 station, which can charge your EV 3-6 times faster than the Level 1 cordset that comes with the car.
3 Simple reasons to buy a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
- Your daily commute is long or unpredictable. One day (by all accounts, soon) there will be plenty of options in terms of public locations to recharge electric vehicles. Until then, if your daily commute is lengthy you may benefit from having the option to refuel at a conventional pump.
- Your workplace does not offer charging stations: Ask co-workers if they would benefit from access to charging stations at the workplace and then ask your employer about it. You never know what could happen!
- You don’t have consistent access to recharge at home: If you live in an apartment complex, condo, or other building where you won’t be able to have easy access to a dedicated plug, managing a pure electric vehicle’s recharging needs may become too much of a hassle at this point.