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How Hybrid and Electric Cars Work in Normal, IL

Oftentimes people understand that hybrid vehicles are good for the environment, but they don’t understand why. Or, they know that they get better mileage, but they don’t understand how. We don’t want anyone to rule out the excellent hybrid options at O'Brien Hyundai of Normal without understanding exactly what they’re missing out on.

 

The Mechanics of Hybrid Vehicles

Typically, new Hyundai models utilize an engine’s power. A hybrid vehicle isn’t only powered by an engine, but by electric power as well. There are different types of hybrid vehicles. Normally, they can switch between electric power and the engine’s power interchangeably. They will do what is most efficient for the vehicle. The engine’s power actually helps to recharge your battery as you drive.

 

There are also versions that must be plugged into work electrically, which are referred to as plug-in hybrids. They work strictly on the electric battery and then transfer to regular use until you can plug them in again. Vehicles that work strictly on the electric battery is referred to as an electric vehicle which doesn’t utilize a traditional engine at all.

 

Our Hybrid Vehicles

We have both hybrid and electric vehicle options that still boast the sleek styling of new Hyundai vehicles, as well as our cutting-edge technology and advanced safety features. In fact, the only real difference you’ll see in our hybrid options is under the hood. 

 

Our 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has a 29-mile all-electric range and gets 59 mpg highway. Its combined range

tops at a whopping 630-mile combined range to keep your gas station trips few and far between.