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Fully Electric Vehicles Vs Hybrid Vehicles

Fully Electric Vehicles Vs Hybrid Vehicles

The demand for hybrid and fully electric vehicles is increasing every day. Some governments have officially signed the death certificate on gas and diesel-powered vehicles, effectively banning the sales of combustion-powered vehicles by 2030. This change is fantastic, but to most, the idea of a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully electric vehicle still seems a bit like science fiction. However, there are many pros and cons to upgrading to any three of these types of vehicles. If PHEV, EV, and Hybrid are strange concepts to you, you may want to continue reading. We’ll explain the pros and cons of each so that you can make an informed decision when you buy your next environmentally friendly vehicle. 

 

Hybrid

 

The most infamous hybrid car everyone knows too well is the Toyota Prius. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Prius. The manufacturing of the Prius’ battery left a significant carbon footprint. Thankfully, battery production methods have evolved since 1997. The BMW 330E iPerformance model released between 2016 and 2018 dominated the hybrid car market by incorporating a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with a lithium battery. 

 

The advantage of a hybrid engine is that you don’t have to worry much about your battery running out as the combustion engine recharges the battery. The electric backup engine also improves fuel efficiency, and these vehicles are much better for towing heavy loads. If you own one of these, you’ll also receive tax deductions. The bad news is the ban on the sale of these types of vehicles starts in 2035, so it may be better to consider the two options below.

 

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs)

 

The BMW X5 xDrive45e is the perfect example of the most advanced PHEV on the roads today. This vehicle must be ‘plugged in’ instead of the standard hybrid. The engine is designed to switch to gas once the battery runs out of power which is excellent for reducing ‘range anxiety’ among drivers. You may still need to pay a packet upfront. However, you do get substantial tax deductions and lower fuel and running costs in the long run. 

 

Fully Electric Vehicles (EVs)

 

The days of poor range and poor electricity charging networks are becoming a thing of the past as we’ve entered the 21st century. Tremendous advancements have been made in fully electric vehicle batteries, and manufacturers are installing convenient charging stations on highways. The BMW i7 XDrive60 has a driving range of 615km. Buyers qualify to receive a government grant and tax deductions. You also positively impact the environment, reducing emissions to zero. The bad news is that due to the popularity of EVs, retail prices are a bit steep, and you’ll probably need an electrical upgrade of your home’s power supply to a 240-volt Level 2. The advantage is that you can charge your car overnight, ensuring a fully charged battery and a full driving range capacity the next day.

 

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