Posted on November 10, 2022
In recent years, there have been many new electrified vehicles on the market, and individuals seeking a fuel-efficient vehicle have a wide variety of choices at their disposal. Plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHEVs, are one of these options.
A plug-in hybrid vehicle can be considered a middle ground between a hybrid vehicle and a fully electric vehicle. Their advantages are similar to those of electric vehicles, but they offer the convenience of gas-powered vehicles. This type of vehicle has a lot to offer, especially if you're looking for a more efficient vehicle without having to compromise on range or charging stations. The following are three advantages of PHEVs or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
All-electric driving capability
A plug-in hybrid vehicle is equipped with a larger battery than a conventional hybrid vehicle, which enables it to run solely on electric power. In many new Kia PHEV models like the Kia Sportage PHEV and the Kia Sorento PHEV, you can still drive at least 50 or 60 kilometers on a single charge. That means that you do most of your commute using only electric power alone which leads to impressive fuel savings in the long run.
No need to worry about how much range you have left
However, you do not need to worry about your battery's remaining range when you drive a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Due to the fact that unlike a fully-electric vehicle, your PHEV model also features a gas engine that functions similarly to a conventional vehicle. As a result, when the battery is depleted, your vehicle becomes a hybrid with outstanding fuel economy, and you are not required to find a charging station right away. Having a plug-in hybrid vehicle offers all the advantages of an electric vehicle without the concerns that come with having a vehicle powered solely by batteries.
Fully-electric vehicles require a level 2 home charging station. While a plug-in hybrid vehicle does not necessarily require you to purchase a home charging station, you probably will want to do so if you wish to maximize your experience. In spite of this, PHEV vehicles require less time investment due to the fact that they require a much shorter period of time to charge their batteries. Furthermore, you do not have to look for charging stations on your way to your next vacation, for example.
In conclusion, PHEV vehicles combine the benefits of fully-electric vehicles and gas-engine vehicles. Give us a call today to learn more!