Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Benefits of Plugging In

Federal Tax Credit

A federal tax rebate up to of $7,500 is available on many EV models.

Local Incentives

Even more savings from your state and/or utility company.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair. (Consumer Reports)

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

96%

of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle.

Source: AAA

Owning an EV

The plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle boom continues to sweep the United States. Charging stations are cropping up all over the place, which makes going fully electric a reality for Seekonk, MA drivers. Hyundai is leading the pack in outfitting their already stellar lineup as PHEVs. With the introduction of their all-electric Iconiq EV, Hyundai is ready for drivers who are ready to join the EV revolution. Learn more about what it's like to own a PHEV and an EV from this world-class automaker.

 

Electric

Hyundai has introduced one of the most impressive EVs on the road: the Hyundai Iconiq 5. With superb performance, this EV goes from zero to 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds. With 270 miles of driving range, drivers can go near and far on a single charge. Charging stations are everywhere these days, and with the integrated navigation system, the Hyundai Iconiq 5 will guide you to nearest one in a snap. With a stunning 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display coupled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Hyundai Iconiq 5 is a state-of-the-art masterpiece of an EV.

More Hyundai EVs

Electric vehicle charging port

Hybrid

For those looking for a hybrid vehicle, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata is the ideal ride. This sedan has a sleek modern look with a great hybrid system. The turbo 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine offers up an EPA estimated 31 MPG on the highway, making it a great option for those looking for a sedan that will help you save at the fuel pump. Hybrid technology uses regenerative braking to keep your battery fully charged.

More Hybrid Hyundai Vehicles

Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

Plug-In Hybrid

For drivers looking for even more benefits from hybrid technology, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV is a great choice. With 30 miles of all-electric range, local errands can be accomplished without touching the gas tank. Using this PHEV system, drivers can expect an EPA-estimated 33 MPG combined with the Hyundai Santa Fe. Perfect for those looking to save on gas and try out the PHEV lifestyle. Stop at a charging station or charge your Hyundai PHEV at home.

More PHEV Hyundai Vehicles

  • Hyundai Tucson SUV

Contact our Dealership

At Pride Hyundai Seekonk, we have a wide variety of options for those looking to get in on the EV revolution. Contact us to schedule a test drive and find the right Hyundai model for you, and learn more about the experience of owning and driving a PHEV or EV from Hyundai.

Electric vehicle battery care

Charging Stations Near Pride Hyundai of Seekonk

  1. Pride Hyundai of Seekonk

    11 Taunton Ave
    Seekonk, MA 02771

    • Sales: 5083367880
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Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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