Hybrid vs Electric vs Gas
How Gas Works
In gas engines, gas and air are pulled into a combustion chamber. A piston then compresses the air-gas mixture, and it is ignited by a spark plug causing ignition of the fuel. The combustion force pushes the piston down generating the power the vehicle needs to move.
How Hybrids Work
Hybrid utilize both electric and gas powered engines to generate the energy needed to propel the vehicle. Excess energy generated from the engine is also utilize to recharge the batteries as needed. On the electric side, the energy stored in the batteries power an electric motor that is able to turn the wheels on the vehicle. In a hybrid, the vehicle is able to switch back and forth as energy needs change.
How Electric Works
Electric vehicles are propelled solely by the electric motor. The difference between different manufacturers is the ability to generate energy beyond what is contained in the batteries. With the Chevrolet Volt, for example, the batteries can be recharged while you are driving through a gasoline generator. This extends your range, while giving you the full benefits of an electric engine the majority of the time.
Hybrid and Electric Options to Choose From
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid comes standard with a 2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine and electric motor, eCVT automatic transmission, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), 17-Inch Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheel, fold-down split rear seat-back, and much more. There are also great optional features and colors to choose from.
2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Aside from the standard 2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain, eCVT (Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission), Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), and more, the Ford C-Max Hybrid has some great optional features, like the Power Liftgate and Reverse Sensing System.
2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Among other amazing features, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes standard with Four-wheel disc anti-lock brake system (ABS) with regenerative braking, SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System, and Adaptive HID headlamps with LED signature lighting.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt
The Chevrolet Bolt comes with a multitude of great standard features but also has optional features, like the AVAILABLE 240-VOLT/32-AMP CHARGING UNIT or AVAILABLE DC FAST CHARGING and the The available AeroVironment™ Level 2 32-amp EVSE-RS with a 25-ft. Cord, just to name a couple.
2018 Chevrolet Volt
The 2018 Volt gets amazing gas mileage with up to 53 pure electric miles and up to 420 miles when it is fully charged and has a full tank of gas. Besides the great mileage, the Volt has available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®† connection for up to seven devices and many other available options in addition to the great standard features.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
If you’re in the market for an amazing hybrid vehicle, consider the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid that comes standard with a 1.8L hybrid engine and gets 49 mpg city† and hybrid-exclusive features like the Driver Efficiency Gauge. The Malibu also has the Standard Rear Vision Camera and available options like the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
2018 Cadillac CT6
Aside from the stunning exterior, the Cadillac CT6 has some great practical features that come standard, like 14-way adjustable front seats and 18” aluminum wheels with Blade Silver painted finish.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica
If you’re looking for a high ranking minivan, consider the Chrysler Pacifica that is available in 9 different colors, like Velvet Red Pearl Coat Exterior Paint and Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat Exterior Paint. The Pacifica comes standard with features like SafetyTec™ and Rear Cross Path Detection18.