Electric Vehicle FAQ

Explore Honda EV and Hybrid FAQs at Honda of Thousand Oaks

Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid models, and hybrid vehicles rely either fully or partially on the power of electricity to keep them running in the Ventura area, making them phenomenal choices for drivers who want to go a greener route and spend less money on gasoline. The Honda lineup offers a wide range of electrified models, including sedans and SUVs. So, if you're looking to approach your daily drive from a different angle, the Honda lineup makes it easy to find an electrified model that suits your specific needs and lifestyle.

You can learn more about EV and hybrid vehicles here at Swickard Honda of Thousand Oaks and explore current and upcoming members of the electrified Honda family right here.

Which Honda models are electrified?

The 2022 Honda Insight, 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid, 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid, 2022 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, and 2022 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell are in the electrified section of the Honda lineup. The 2024 Honda Prologue, which is an EV, is on the way.

How far can an EV go on a full charge?

Driving range depends on a few factors, including the vehicle in question. On average, an EV with a fully charged battery can go about 200 miles on a single charge.

What is the difference between a hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid?

Hybrid vehicles primarily depend on their gas engine to keep the battery charged as you motor around Woodland Hills. Plug-in hybrid models feature larger batteries that need to be recharged by plugging them into an outlet or public charging unit. Having a larger battery means that plug-in hybrid models have the ability to run purely on electricity and only tap into gasoline when you run out of charge to help you save fuel.

What is the difference between a plug-in hybrid and an EV?

Plug-in hybrid models still use gasoline. EVs are purely electric and do not even have internal combustion engines!

Does it cost less to charge an EV than it does to fill up a gas-powered car with fuel?

Generally, yes. The average cost for charging an EV at home is typically between $25 and $33 a month. That is considerably less than what the average person pays per month for gasoline.

How can I keep an electrified vehicle charged?

If you drive an EV or plug-in hybrid model around Oxnard and Calabasas, you can find a variety of ways to recharge your battery. You can charge your vehicle by simply plugging your car into an outlet at home or by stopping at one of the thousands of charging stations across the nation. The rising popularity of electrified vehicles has made it much easier to keep your car charged and ready to go.

Can I get a home charger installed?

Yes. While you can use a standard outlet to charge your car's battery, you might consider upgrading to a wall charger to speed things up. You have the option to have a charger professionally installed so that you can restore your vehicle's power a bit faster. Cost varies between electricians and the kind of charger that you have installed.

Is it less expensive to maintain an EV?

Yes, typically. Purely electric vehicles have fewer moving parts than their gas-powered counterparts. They don't need services like oil changes and engine air filter replacements because they don't rely on an internal combustion engine. They do still need regular maintenance, however, so they are not exempt from routine services like tire rotations.

How do hybrid vehicles recharge their battery while driving?

Hybrid vehicles use a combination of gas power and regenerative braking to keep the battery charged. Regenerative braking captures the energy made by braking and uses it to power the battery, allowing your car to put to good use what would otherwise be wasted during your journeys around Pasadena and Simi Valley.

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