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Hybrid vs. Electric: Which is Your Best Fit?

Mercedes-Benz EQS Electric


Are you thinking about trading in your current gas-powered vehicle in favor of a more efficient hybrid or electric powered vehicle? Your fellow Avon area drivers are already enjoying the benefits of hybrid cars vs. electric cars– but which kind is the best fit for you and your driving needs? Keep reading to discover the Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted take on the difference between hybrid and electric cars and be sure to contact us if you have any questions!



The Basics of Hybrid Cars vs. Electric Cars

In the following paragraphs, we’ll dive into the benefits of hybrid vs. electric car platforms. First, however, we should establish a base understanding of the core concepts and differences between hybrid cars vs. electric cars.

Hybrid Cars

Technically speaking, although much more efficient than a 100% gas-powered engine, a hybrid vehicle is still gas-powered, at least partially. Unlike a traditional gasoline engine, a hybrid uses an accompanying electric motor, as well as a high capacity battery, to propel the vehicle. The battery in a hybrid vehicle is self-charging, so plugging it into a charging station simply isn’t necessary.

Electric Cars

As the name suggests, an electric vehicle, also known as an EV, runs solely on electric power provided by a high capacity battery, usually fixed to the underside of the vehicle. The battery in an EV is much larger than those found in hybrid vehicles because it plays a more direct, and solo, role in powering your vehicle down the streets of Westlake. These vehicles, unlike hybrids, do have to be plugged into a power source to charge – be that a home charging station or public quick-charge facility.

Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

If you find yourself on the apprehensive side of switching to a fully electric vehicle, a hybrid may be the right choice for you. You’ll immediately gain the benefits of impressive fuel efficiency without having to worry about making many, if any, changes to your driving habits. Between this and the general fact that hybrid vehicles tend to be more affordable, perhaps the hybrid is the right move for you and your Cleveland family!

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles completely eliminate the need for gasoline– leading to the obvious savings of not having to stop at a gas station. Not only are EVs friendly for your wallet, but they’re also friendly to the environment! Increase efficiency while decreasing your carbon footprint by selecting an electric vehicle for your next car or SUV purchase!

Compare Hybrid vs. Electric Models at Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted

No matter if you’re leaning toward a conventional hybrid or a fully electric vehicle, the team at Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted has the knowledge and experience with these types of vehicles to help make your decision and search easier! It all starts with browsing our inventory, including the all-new, all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS.


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