There’s an EV Out There to Fit Your Style, Your Needs, and Your Budget

Electric vehicles have gone mainstream: you can find in plug-in options for everything for sporty compacts and family sedans to SUVs and even high-performance hot rods! And home charging units have become sleeker and faster than ever. If you’re thinking about a new ride, let’s start by comparing the basics:  

All-Electric Vehicles

  • Runs on electricity only

  • Plugs into a standard wall outlet or charging station

  • Zero tail-pipe emissions

  • Examples include Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and many others

  • Typically more expensive than hybrids

  • Compared to hybrids, your driving range may be limited

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

  • Runs on an electric battery and gasoline once battery is depleted

  • Plugs into a standard wall outlet or charging station

  • Lower tail pipe emissions than conventional gas-only vehicles

  • Examples include Toyota Prius, Honda Accord Hybrid, and many others

  • Typically less expensive than all-electric vehicles

If you’re like most San Diegans who drive less than 25 miles a day, a plug-in all-electric has enough juice to get you to work and back. Recharging the battery would take one or two hours at a charging station, or you could plug your EV into a wall outlet at home to charge overnight.

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