Benefits of Buying Electric and Hybrid Hyundai Vehicles

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If you are on this page, chances are you are somewhat or very curious about electric or hybrid vehicles, particularly those from Hyundai.

Electric and hybrid vehicles are breakthroughs in automobiles that have come to stay— and with good reasons, some of which we’ve listed below.

This article will explain electric and hybrid vehicles, how to differentiate between them, and their benefits. You will also read about the different models of Hyundai’s electric and hybrid vehicles.

Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Vehicles: What Are They?

Electric and hybrid vehicles date as far back as the 1800s; however, electric cars only became available to the masses in 2008 with the coming of Tesla’s Roadster.

EVs are electric-powered vehicles. They are indistinguishable from traditional vehicles on the outside; however, their inner workings are entirely different. One distinguishing feature of EVs is the replacement of the gasoline engine with an electric battery.

There are three main categories of EVs:

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)

These are also called All-Electric Vehicles (AEV). These run on battery-powered electric drivetrains. This battery is charged to power the electric motors in the vehicle so it can run.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV): The Best of Both Worlds

As the name implies, hybrid vehicles combine internal combustion engines (classic gas engines) with electric motors. These vehicles seamlessly switch between their gas engine and electric motors to match the situation and can sometimes use both simultaneously. This category has two types of vehicles: the Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)

These are also called Zero Emission Vehicles. They are powered by fuel-cell technology, which aids the conversion of the chemical energy of the fuel to electrical energy.

Difference Between Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

The term electric vehicle refers to a category of vehicles that run on electricity from a battery and is powered by an electric motor. It is also used to refer to a type of vehicle within that category that runs only on electricity. In this section, we are referring to the later definition of electric vehicles.

Hybrid vehicles or HEV and Plug-in hybrid vehicles or PHEV share many similarities. They are both electric and gas engine vehicles at the same time because they contain batteries and combustion engines.

However, there are key features that distinguish them from each other. Let’s discuss them below.

Difference in Charging

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles are externally charged by plugging them into an electrical outlet with the right output for charging the specific vehicle in question.

On the other hand, hybrid types passively regenerate their batteries by employing their regenerative braking system. Since they can’t be plugged in for charging, hybrid vehicles use this mechanism with an internal combustion engine and another electric motor, which provides extra power.

Like HEVs, FCEVs batteries cannot be plugged in to charge. Instead, FCEV creates the electricity it needs to run by electrochemically combining hydrogen and oxygen to produce electrical energy and water.

Difference in Batteries

Electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles have electric motors and batteries. However, while EVs and HEVs come with similar battery sizes, PHEVs come with larger batteries. The PHEV batteries can be plugged into an electrical outlet to recharge, unlike the HEV batteries that only get recharged through regenerative braking or their engine.

Travel Distance on Battery-Only

Since EVs don’t come with a combustion engine, they rely completely on their electric motor and rechargeable battery to run. Therefore, they travel the least distance on battery. PHEVS will get you further in terms of travelling distance than the HEV, because of the longer electrical range. If you are serious about going green though, full electricity is the way to go, due to fewer emissions.

Benefits of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Still undecided about going electric? Here are some advantages of electric vehicles over traditional gas engines.

  • Environment Sustainability:  Gas engines are a potent environmental hazard. Electric vehicles are a complete 180-degree opposite with zero emissions, thanks to the renewable energy that powers them.
  • Cost Effective:  No fuel, less expense. The cost of charging your electric vehicle is only a fraction of what it takes to fuel your petrol-engine vehicle. The result? Way more money in the bank!
  • Lower Maintenance Needs:  A hybrid car’s absence of oil and fewer moving parts greatly reduce its maintenance needs. This, in turn, reduces your car expenses, contributing even more to saving costs.
  • Convenience:  With traditional vehicles, you can only make top-ups at gas stations. However, to charge an electric vehicle, you just need a standard 120V outlet in your home. It’s convenient and a high voltage level 2 charger makes charging even faster.
  • Tax and Credit Benefits:  The federal government has rolled out certain benefits to promote the go-electric movement. You can receive federal tax credits when you purchase an electric vehicle. Some states also offer additional rebates and incentives, so do confirm what is available in your area.

Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Available at Patriot Hyundai

There are three Hyundai electric vehicles of 2024–Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 and the All-New Kona Electric, all of which are available at Patriot Hyundai. These three cars have prominent upgrades from their older models.

Similarly, you can also find the two Hybrid vehicles of the 2024 Hyundai, Tucson, and Santa FE, which come both as Hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles at Patriot Hyundai. Both vehicles have sleek styling and performance upgrades that boost your driving experience.


The Ioniq 5 reveals even more safety features than its predecessor, with more airbags and haptic feedback on the steering wheel. This vehicle is both a rear-wheel drive (RWD) and an all-wheel drive (AWD), each with a 303-mile and 260-mile All-Electric range, respectively. The Ioniq 5 also offers Blind-Spot-Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) on all trims. The Ioniq 5 electric Hyundai’s four trims include the SE, SE Standard Range, SEL, and Ioniq 5 Limited.


The Ioniq 6 is a mind-blowing vehicle that took 2023 by storm. It won three awards at the 2023 World Car Awards–World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle, and World Car Design of the Year. It is widely recognized for its aerodynamic design.

The IONIQ’s 800V charging technology results in ultrafast charging from 10% to 80% in 18 to 36 minutes. It comes in AWD and RWD, with the AWD offering premium features like acceleration from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and accelerator pedal sensitivity.

All-New Kona Electric

Hyundai’s All-New Kona, a small SUV, comes as an Electric Vehicle and a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. However, the 2024 vehicle is an electric vehicle, called the All-New Kona Electric. It comes with standard 17-inch wheels and up to 201 hp per 150 kW.

The All-New Kona Electric is available in three trims: the Kona SE, Kona SEL, and Kona Limited.

Tucson Hybrid

The Tucson hybrid has a 64-kW battery output, 1.6 displacement liters and a combined horsepower of 226 that optimizes fuel efficiency and performance. It also comes with assist packages like Lane Keeping and Lane Following Assist (LKA and LFA), and the Forward Collision-avoidance Assist with Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction Turning Detection (FCA-JT).

Tucson Plug-in Hybrid

This car boasts 88 kW battery output with a charge time of less than two hours in an AWD system. Like the Tucson hybrid, this plug-in version has regenerative braking, a feature that converts braking energy to electric power, thus helping recharge the battery. It also provides an all-electric mode of up to 33 miles, allowing you to save money on fuel.

Why Patriot Hyundai?

At this point, you are ready to go electric. Good choice! Patriot Hyundai is the Hyundai dealership in Bartlesville, OK, where you can get your electric Hyundai. Here’s why you should visit us:

State-of-the-Art Showroom

The Patriot Hyundai showroom is a comfortable place to relax and ask any questions about electric vehicles. Just head to our website and schedule a test drive now.

Expert Service Center Personnel

We have professional technicians with the right qualifications to service electric vehicles. You won’t have to worry about finding a service center when the time comes. You’ll be able to simply contact our service team and leave the work to them.

Tailor Your Package to Your Available Finances

Our finance team is here to help you make the best financial decision. We offer you the best terms and rates when you buy and lease from us.

We hope this article has given you the insight you need on the benefits of buying electric and hybrid Hyundai vehicles.

Remember to take the steps you can create a green environment and keep it green. Contact us now to purchase your Hyundai electric vehicle!