Do Hybrid Cars Need To Be Charged?

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid sitting in a parking lot

Many of our new Honda models provide plenty of efficiency for you to appreciate when you’re driving around New Fairfield, CT. However, if you’re interested in getting the most fuel economy out of your drives, consider upgrading to a new Honda hybrid model. But do hybrid cars need to be charged? No, unlike electric vehicles, you don’t need to worry about charging your hybrid vehicle. Most hybrid vehicles utilize both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor to power you through the Shelton, CT, roads.

Find out more information about hybrid vehicles today with Honda of Danbury and be sure to check out our new hybrid inventory, as many models can qualify for the Honda Service Pass, which includes up to 2 years/24,000 miles of complimentary maintenance (whichever comes first). Here are some questions we’ll go over today regarding hybrid vehicles:

  • Do hybrid cars need charging?
  • Do hybrid cars use gas?
  • What kinds of hybrid cars are there?
  • What are the steps to charge a Honda Accord Hybrid?



Do Hybrid Cars Use Gas?

Now that we’ve answered, “Do hybrid cars need to be charged?” you’re probably wondering, “Do hybrid cars use gas?” and the answer is yes! Just like a regular vehicle, hybrid vehicles do use gas to fuel up. This is a major advantage for many Bridgewater, CT, drivers because they don’t have to worry about finding a charging station to plug in their vehicle like an EV might require. Instead, drivers can simply visit any regular gas station to fuel up their hybrid.

Do Hybrid Cars Need Charging? – Types of Hybrid Vehicles

Although the answer is no to the question, “Do hybrid cars need charging?” there’s actually one type of hybrid vehicle that can be charged if you’d like. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles bridge the gap between standard hybrid vehicles and fully electric vehicles. However, it’s not required to plug in a PHEV as you can simply visit any regular gas station near Poughkeepsie, NY if you run out of fuel. Here are the two common types of hybrid vehicles:

  • Hybrid Vehicles: Hybrid vehicles feature an electric motor that works with the ICE to provide you with power on your drives. Most hybrid vehicles feature a small hybrid battery that self-charges as you drive.
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: PHEVs also have an ICE and an electric motor that work together but also come with a larger battery. The larger battery allows PHEVs to drive a short range of pure electric power. This battery can self-charge as you drive, but you can also plug the PHEV into a charging station to charge the battery.

How To Charge a Honda Accord Hybrid & Other Honda Hybrid Models

Not sure how to charge a Honda Accord Hybrid? If you opt for a standard Honda hybrid vehicle, there’s no need to worry about plugging your vehicle into a charger to charge up the battery. You simply treat your Honda hybrid as if you’re driving a regular vehicle with an ICE. That means when you run out of fuel, you can simply visit any standard gas station. The only time you can plug in your hybrid vehicle to charge is if you have a PHEV.

Upgrade To a Hybrid Vehicle With Honda of Danbury!

Are you ready to drive around New Fairfield, CT, in an exciting hybrid vehicle? Our experts near Shelton, CT, are ready to help. Stop by our dealer today, and before you know it, we’ll have you driving on the streets of Bridgewater, CT, in an impressive hybrid model. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us online or make the short drive from Poughkeepsie, NY, to our dealer for assistance!


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