As you explore the world of sustainability and electric vehicles, you may start to hear about hybrid models, questions like 'are they more cost-effective?' and 'how do they work?' will enter your search bar. So, we’ve broken down the main elements to help you decide.
Due to the battery cost being reduced, hybrid cars are cheaper on the market.
The benefit of hybrid is the ability to have all-electric short trips with the capacity for petrol-fueled long-range trips. This is particularly useful when looking to charge your car on longer drives where charging stations are not available.
We’ve previously shared information about charging stations that will help you on your electric vehicle journey.
As the size of the battery is smaller, degradation does occur through recurring capacity charging, as more stress is placed on the battery to supply power, compared to an electric vehicle.
Maintenance costs may also be higher due to more moving parts.
An electric vehicle (EV) plays an important role in a sustainable home, as it sits within one of the prized areas of the home, the garage. The battery from an EV can serve as a backup, giving even more backup power for an electrified home. The EV’s charging station is usually stored within the garage - which is the extension of a sustainable home.