If you’re in the market for a new car or used car and are considering an electric or hybrid vehicle, you might be left wondering which one is best suited for your needs. It wasn’t too long ago that consumers had very few choices available to them.
Now, thanks to the advancements in hybrid technology there are many different electric vehicles to choose from besides the Prius. So, if you’re ready to start making fewer trips to the gas pump or even kiss them goodbye altogether, read on.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan
Minivans are perfect for large families. If you’re a minivan fan who wants to save at the pump, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid might be exactly what you need. It has amazing fuel efficiently at 84 mpg and stow-and-go-seating.
It’s important to note this is a hybrid vehicle and has an electric driving range of 33 miles. Still, at 84 mpg you’ll be visiting the gas station much less frequently. More time for spending time with that wonderful family of yours.
- Seating for seven
- Power Sliding Doors
- Power liftgate
- 7-inch driver information display
- Leather seats
- Heated front row seats
Jeep Grand Cherokee Electric SUV
If you’re wanting a used vehicle that can keep up with your adventures, consider a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee has been a household name for years, and many Jeep fans were thrilled when an all-electric version debuted in 2012. With its two Remi electric motors and a 37.6 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, you’ll never have to even look at another gas pump again.
Also, because the motors are direct drive, the electric Grand Cherokee does not require a transmission. Driving range varies from 80 to 100 miles per charge. More than enough to get around town and then some.
- Seating for five
- Adjustable cargo space
- Split folding rear seats
- All the cargo space and utility of a true SUV
- All-wheel drive or rear wheel drive options available
Looking for a daily driver and a sports car in one? The Dodge EV fits the bill. This sporty little electric car delivers zero tailpipe emissions, 150-200 miles per charge and a 200-kilowatt electric motor capable of generating 268 HP and 480 lb of torque. This is the perfect car for someone not willing to compromise performance for fuel efficiency.
With an 8-hour charging time, you can plug it in at night before bed and have it ready to go by the time you wake up in the morning. For those wanting to cut the time in half, a 220-volt outlet can help reduce that to about 4 hours.
- Rear wheel drive
- Advanced lithium-ion battery
- Integrated power controller
- Seating for two
As you can see, Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler offer a few great alternate options for anyone looking for an electric new car or used car. It all really comes down to personal preference and choosing a vehicle that best suits your needs.