How to Charge a Hybrid Car

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Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are becoming more accessible to drivers in Anasco and beyond, making it easier than ever to reduce your carbon footprint. As such, it’s important to know how to charge a hybrid car, a plug-in hybrid car, or an electric vehicle if you opt to drive one yourself. Learn the basics of charging a hybrid car battery in this guide from Triangle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Del Oeste!

Charging a Hybrid Car Battery: Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid vs. Electric

The process of charging a hybrid car battery depends on the type of vehicle you choose to drive around Rincon. First and foremost, it’s important to understand the difference between a standard hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and an electric vehicle.

  • Standard Hybrids: The standard hybrid car combines an electric motor with a traditional internal combustion engine to improve fuel economy returns and reduce gas consumption. With this powertrain, there is nothing that you need to do in order to charge it. The battery charges itself with every drive you make around Mayagüez!
  • Plug-In Hybrids: The plug-in hybrid segment has increased tremendously in popularity in recent years. Similar to a standard hybrid, it pairs an electric motor with an internal combustion engine. However, a plug-in hybrid model can operate on electric power alone for select distances (known as the electric range). This distinction indicates that the battery does not charge itself, and therefore it will need to be plugged into an external power source.
  • Electric Vehicles: Electric vehicles operate without a gas engine at all, relying solely on an electric motor. It must be plugged into an external power source for charging. 

How to Charge a Hybrid Car Battery: Plug-In Hybrid

There are three methods of charging a hybrid car battery for a plug-in hybrid model. 

  • Portable Charging: Every plug-in hybrid car comes with a portable charging cord, which you can plug into any household-style 120-volt outlet. This is certainly convenient, but keep in mind that this method entails long charging times.
  • At-Home Fast Charging: Install a 240-volt fast charging station in your garage for the convenience of at-home charging that is faster than using the portable charging cord. This is an added cost, of course, but it is worth the investment to recharge your vehicle much more quickly without leaving home.
  • Public Charging: Public charging stations are becoming much more common in the Cabo Rojo area, and they provide quicker charging times than the portable charging cord. 

Charging a Hybrid Car Battery with Triangle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Del Oeste

If you’re unsure about where or how to charge a hybrid car battery, turn to Triangle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Del Oeste! There is a public charging station available at Triangle Nissan Del Oeste from 8am to 6pm, and there will soon be one available at Triangle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Del Oeste, as well. This is super convenient if you’re out and about in the Mayagüez, Puerto Rico area and need a quick charge!

Shop for Hybrids at Triangle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Del Oeste!

Browse the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT inventory to find a hybrid model in Puerto Rico that works for you! Have any questions about how to charge a hybrid car? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for more information!


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