Facts About Electric Cars

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

Is it about time that you upgrade your gas-powered or hybrid engine to an all-electric model? It’ll be easier than ever as electric vehicles are becoming more popular. They also are a top choice for many shoppers in Richmond Hill and Hardeeville, SC. While a lot of drivers know the basics of electric vehicles, Southern Motors Honda covers some fun facts about electric cars that may make them even more enticing to shoppers. Check out some facts about electric cars, then explore our inventory of new and pre-owned hybrid vehicles to find the one that’s best for your driving needs and budget.



Did You Know The First EV Was Built in 1884?

An innovator in London named Thomas Park was charged with the electrification of the city’s overhead tramways. To reduce low-efficiency models and make more environmentally friendly cars he designed and built an electric vehicle. They were fueled by high-capacity rechargeable batteries.

Cars, Transit Buses, Trucks, & More!

The sedan and SUV bodies you’ve come to recognize as EVs aren’t all that’s available. Electric buses, FedEx trucks, and heavy-duty zero-emissions trucks throughout the Pooler area can be spotted. Electric Trucks offer excellent economic savings as they’re cheaper to fuel and operate than diesel trucks.

Charging Your Vehicle is Easier Than Ever

Shoppers in the Bluffton area express concern about the locations for charging their model. Luckily, there are more charging stations popping up around town every day, and you can get a brand-specific charging station installed in your home today! Charging your vehicle at work, the Richmond Hill grocery store, the mall, or any other major establishment is easy, and you’re not just limited to charging at home.

Five Categories of Electric Vehicles Exist

Typically battery EVs, plug-in, and hybrid vehicles are what’s associated with electric vehicle lineups, but there are five categories of electric vehicles!

  1. Battery EVs run entirely on electric motors and batteries. They are recharged from a power grid, and their mileage range is 100-200 per charge.
  2. Plug-In Hybrids use rechargeable batteries, electric motors, and internal combustion engines. Their mileage range on the electric mode is 30-40 miles per charge.
  3. Hybrid EVs that use small electric batteries and internal combustion engines. Their batteries are charged by engines or through regenerative braking.
  4. Extended-Range EVs that use rechargeable batteries and internal combustion engines. Their batteries are charged by engines or power grids.
  5. Neighborhood EVs use batteries that are recharged from a 120-volt grid. They can reach a maximum speed of 30 mph.

Explore Electric Vehicles Further With The Team at Southern Motors Honda!

Curious about more of the benefits and features of electric vehicles? Contact our team or stop by for a visit in Savannah to explore and chat about your favorite EV’s. If you are shopping for your next electric vehicle in the Brunswick area, be sure to explore our inventory today and chat with our finance team about state and nationwide incentives.


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