The difference between hybrid & electric vehicles

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Are you thinking about an electric vehicle? Cricks has a break-down of the main differences between a hybrid and electric vehicle.

The blog is back for 2023! We're glad to be back, and even more excited to talk about Electric vehicles and hybrids today!

Today on the blog we’re looking at the differences between Hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles.

We often get comments and questions regarding this topic, so we want our customers to know that this decision won’t make or break your choice to go green!

So, what are Hybrid and Electric Vehicles?

Hybrids, as the name suggests, are a hybrid of an electric vehicle and a traditional petrol-powered vehicle. On the other hand, fully Electric vehicles are just that, fully electric and run solely on internal battery power.

Hybrid vehicles come in two different varieties: chargeable hybrids and conventional hybrids. Chargeable hybrids, often called Plug-in Electric Vehicles or PHEV’s, have a battery that is charged from usual power sources and a conventional gas engine and fuel tank.

Conventional hybrid cars have a battery that doesn’t receive charge from regular power sources and have a conventional gas engine with a fuel tank. These are slightly more common than the chargeable version, but as more and electric vehicles make their way to market, we are slowly seeing a change in the commonality of these cars.

Electric Vehicles, on the other hand, do not possess a traditional petrol or diesel engine and feature instead batteries that power the vehicle. They will need to be plugged into an external power source when the battery runs low, however, as the average battery life for an Electric vehicle in Australia is around 400-500km per charge.

If you want to learn more about electric vehicles, you can check out some other blog posts HERE or HERE.

If you’re thinking about making the switch from your petrol-powered car to a car with electric capabilities, Cricks is the place for you!

You can learn more about the power of electric vehicles via our blog, or by CONTACTING us to discuss your options any time!

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