Electric Car VS Hybrid Car

Our Experts at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep® Can Help You Go Green!

Green cars are becoming more ubiquitous in this day and age. Hybrid and electric models are great for short trips and around-town travel. They not only reduce car tailpipe emissions but essentially provide fuel-efficient technology solutions. At Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep®, we’ll determine which fuel-friendly car is best for you. See our Fort Wayne RAM dealers for expert guidance.

What Is an Electric Car?

Electric vehicles don’t depend on any fuel to power them. Due to their sole dependency on power, no engine is present to power your car when your battery completely drains. However, more room is made for batteries, which offer longer electric-only range compared to hybrid models. If you’ve heard that electric vehicles help the environment better compared to plug-ins, then you’ve heard right. Chrysler drivers near Indianapolis who drive short distances and are looking to reduce their carbon footprints and spend less at the pump should look into electric vehicles.

What Is a Hybrid Car?

Hybrid cars, however, can be plugged in and rely on fuel, as well. Its electric motor allows drivers to reach a distance threshold—typically between 30 and 40 miles—before the gasoline engine takes over. If you frequently make short trips, then opt for a hybrid model since you’re able to rely on fuel when your electric motor power depletes. Our Chrysler dealers near Auburn love that hybrids have the best of both worlds—electric and fuel power.

The 2020 RAM 1500 pickup truck offers a fuel-saving eTorque mild-hybrid system, which replaces the traditional alternator. This innovation relies on regenerative braking—a chief feature of this pickup truck which is common among hybrid vehicles. What’s unique about this feature is when the RAM 1500 accelerates at low speeds, this regenerative function serves as a motor that renders power to the engine’s crankshaft. With this mild hybrid system, fuel economy is improved and adds up to 130 lb.-ft. of torque depending on your powertrain.

Another hybrid model available at our dealership is the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This new Chrysler model offers a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a lithium-ion battery pack. This new Chrysler vehicle boasts more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles, and boasts a total range of more than 500 miles.

Whether it’s the 2020 RAM 1500 pickup or 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that conforms better with your driving lifestyle, you’ll be sure to save on fuel consumption and help the environment. Stop by 100 W. Coliseum Boulevard to learn more!