Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: Everything You Need To Know
Through our new inventory at Aurora Chrysler, you will find various models with electrified powertrains, which include popular Jeeps such as the Grand Cherokee 4xe and Wrangler 4xe. These plug-in hybrid models provide incredible output and even better fuel economy, making them excellent for customers looking for maximum utility from an SUV. Please don't shy away from stopping by our showroom to explore the various electrified models from our selection, and let us help you drive away your desired model.
There are many benefits to buying or leasing a hybrid or electric vehicle. The obvious advantage is that you can conserve fuel. Another benefit is that you may qualify for government rebates. At our dealership, we carry various fuel-efficient models. Check out our new inventory to see what hybrid and electric vehicles are available.
To qualify for the iZEV program, a passenger car must have a base MSRP of less than $55,000. Other vehicles, such as pickups, SUVs, and minivans, need base MSRPs of less than $60,000. If someone purchases or leases a new all-electric model, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid with an electric range greater than 50 kilometres, the incentive for the customer could be up to $5,000. Those who purchase or lease shorter-range plug-in hybrids could receive up to $2,500. These incentives are applied at the point of sale so people can enjoy their savings immediately.
Which EV is Right for Me?
What Is a
A PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. It uses an electric motor as well as a gas engine. A PHEV can be charged at home or a public charging station like an electric model. However, it can also run on gasoline. Depending on the situation, these vehicles often switch seamlessly between the electric motor and engine. The term "ZEV" stands for a zero-emission vehicle. ZEVs include all-electric models and those that run on hydrogen fuel cells. While PHEVs aren't technically zero-emission vehicles since they have gasoline engines, they still qualify for incentives under the iZEV program.
What are the Benefits of a Hybrid Vehicle?
Hybrid vehicles are perfect for customers who are not ready to switch to a fully electric model but wish to take advantage of the excellent fuel economy that electric powertrains provide. You can get a regular hybrid or a plug-in hybrid vehicle, which provides different levels of electric support, output, and fuel economy. A major advantage of driving a hybrid vehicle is the freedom and flexibility of utilizing the electric range for in-city commuting and the gasoline engine for longer road trips that don't have a recharging station on the route.
What Are the Benefits of an Electric Vehicle?
Fully electric vehicles produce zero emissions that qualify them for greater rebates and incentives, and they require no fuel and have fewer components, which reduces running costs and maintenance. Besides being eco-friendly, electric models provide near silent operation and instant torque delivery, providing an incredible driving experience unmatched by gasoline-powered counterparts.
Many drivers love the idea of saying goodbye to the gas station for good. This could be because of environmental concerns or financial ones. As we all know, gas costs can add up over time when you use a traditional engine. Since there's no engine on an electric model, it won't need its oil changed, fuel filters replaced, or spark plugs swapped out for new ones.
Federal & Provincial Rebates For Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
As Canada moves toward reducing emissions, vehicles with lower or zero emissions get rebates and incentives, which benefit customers who purchase those models. Depending on whether you purchase a lower or zero-emission vehicle which can be new or used, you will qualify for different amounts of incentives that can help you offset the purchase price of your vehicle. For new fully-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid models with longer ranges, you can qualify for up to $5,000. Long-range plug-in vehicles must have an all-electric driving range of 50 kilometres. New shorter-range plug-in hybrid vehicles with an all-electric driving range of 50 kilometres or less qualify for rebates up to $2,500. Through the Plug'n Drive program, customers in Ontario can get up to $1,000 when purchasing a used fully electric car or $1,000 for used fully electric and plug-in hybrid models when scrapping their old gasoline-powered vehicle.
You are welcome to contact us to learn more about hybrid and fully electric vehicles, and our experts will gladly assist you in building and pricing the model that suits your needs best. Please fill out our trade-in appraisal form if you'd like to get an instant trade value for your used car that you can use towards a new Hybrid or Electric vehicle from our lot.