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Differences Between Traditional Hybrids and Plug-In Hybrids

Are you currently in the market for a new hybrid vehicle? Have you ever wondered what the differences were between a tradition hybrid and a plug-in hybrid? If so, then you have come to the right place. Kia has several vehicles in its current model lineup. The staff at Kia West Edmonton are here to help highlight the differences between these two hybrid vehicle options. Check out the differences below!

Traditional Hybrids

The most come type of hybrid vehicles currently on the road today are Hybrid Electric Vehicles or HEVs. These vehicles feature a gas-powered internal combustion engine as the main power source. An electric motor is used to complement the gas engine. The electric motor typically will power the vehicle at low speeds. All electricity powering the motor is generated on board through regenerative braking. While this system is much more efficient than a standard gasoline engine, it is not quite as efficient as the plug-in hybrid system.