Plug-In Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

January 24th, 2019 by
Chrysler Pacifica a plug-in hybrid

Chrysler Pacifica a plug-in hybrid

Plug-In Hybrid or Electric Vehicle: Is there a Difference?

Plug-in hybrid cars are exactly what their name suggests; they are hybrid cars that can be plugged in. The primary advantage of a plug-in hybrid car is the range. While an electric vehicle can only travel as far as its batteries allow, plug-in hybrids use gasoline engines in addition to their electric powertrains. The plug-in drivers get the best of both worlds: electric-vehicle efficiency around town, and traditional car range for longer trips. The disadvantage is the lack of variety. Plug-in hybrids do not have many models to choose from.

Electric vehicles, on the other hand, are fully electronic, meaning they don’t use any gasoline. Electric vehicles offer several advantages over plug-in hybrids. The main attraction is that electric cars benefit the environment more than plug-in hybrids since they don’t use any fuel at all. Of course, there are some disadvantages to electric cars. A plug-in hybrid can usually travel 30 or 40 miles on fully electric power and an extra 200 to 300 miles on gasoline, and most electric vehicles are limited to 60 to 70 miles of total range.

What started with the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius has grown to include vehicles of all shapes and sizes, with one goal: efficient, reduced-emissions driving. Both hybrids and fully electric vehicles have a lot of other benefits, from federal, state and local tax incentives to increased HOV lane access.

New Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for sale at Bill Luke.

New Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for sale at Bill Luke

We recommend checking out the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid because it is the best family car you can buy. The Pacifica is a good looking and comfortable vehicle that magically transforms the task of daily errand running from chore to joy. Plus adding to its long list of honors, the Chrysler Pacifica recently took home a notable distinction from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers the best of both worlds. Powered by an electric motor and gasoline engine, it automatically switches between electric power and hybrid power. Now it’s simple to get the efficiency you’re looking for with a surprisingly extensive driving range.

The available 240-volt Mopar® charger15 lets you fully charge your Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in just two hours. Simply order the charger through your dealer and have them set up an appointment for professional installation.






Pacifica Touring & Limited available in Hybrid

Pacifica Touring & Limited available with Hybrid

Consider the Pacifica Limited, it comes with an army of standard equipment, including all the goodies of a top of the line vehicle, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, active noise control, three-zone climate control, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and easy-entry sliding second-row and cargo doors. Standard safety gear includes eight airbags, blind-spot, and rear cross-path monitoring, remote start and rear park assist.

Upgrade with two highly desirable optional packages. The Advanced SafetyTec options package, which adds extra safety equipment, including a 360-degree camera, a self-park function, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning. The Uconnect® Theater with Wireless Streaming package, which provides a pair of back seat video screens, dual HDMI ports, a Blu-ray player, extra USP ports and auxiliary power outlets and wireless headsets.



Are you interested in cutting down your fuel costs? Want to save on service maintenance costs? If you would like to learn more about some of today’s best electric vehicles, we invite you to visit us at Bill Luke in Phoenix, AZ. Our team is here to help you find a specific driving option that suits your needs on the road.