Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2022
If you are an avid zero-emissions electric vehicle enthusiast and consider ICE to be a throwback, at Indy Auto Man you will find a good selection of used EVs to your taste.
Let’s find out which is better: plug-in hybrids or electric cars, and consider the pros and cons of buying a vehicle of one kind or another.
The rivalry between pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids is now at its highest point. Many agree that pure electric vehicles are the future, while hybrids are a transitional step towards the establishment of an all-electric era.
To finally understand which is best for you to buy in Indianapolis right now, compare the pros and cons of both types.
If you ask PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) drivers if they want their car to have more electric range, 99% of them would say yes. Most of them had a case of a mile left on the way home, and the gasoline engine turned on because the battery was dead. If this happens to you every day, then your hybrid is not very suitable for your daily runs. After all, the main idea of PHEV is to drive short daily trips on electricity and delegate long-distance trips to internal combustion engines.
If your plug-in hybrid runs the internal combustion engine every day, you should better consider either a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) or a PHEV with more electric range. So a plug-in hybrid probably needs an all-electric range that can get you from point A to point B without starting the engine while still being able to charge the car at both points.
The power reserve should be enough to drive from home to work and back (if you only charge at home) or only from home to work (if you can replenish the battery at work). For unplanned or long trips, there is an internal combustion engine. In other cases, overpaying for PHEV is inappropriate.
Consider the reasons that may prompt you to choose PHEV over BEV.
Hybrid vehicles have two most significant shortcomings:
We’ve looked at the main reasons to buy a PHEV. But BEVs also have undeniable advantages:
Plug-in hybrids and electric cars have their advantages and disadvantages. What’s better? Depends on your priorities and daily tasks:
If you can’t decide on a used EV to buy in Indianapolis, visit Indy Auto Man. Our knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions and tell you about the pros and cons of any model available for sale at our car lot.