You’ve probably heard a lot about hybrid vehicles in the past few years, whether it was just about the latest Toyota Prius brought on the market, or a passing remark about the industry shifting its focus towards sustainable vehicles. But what are hybrid vehicles? Why are they so important, and how do they really differ from cars that are 100% electric?

Electric cars are naturally, cars that rely completely on electrically generated power. That means they basically operate according to the same principle that a toy car operates on: a battery powering an electric motor that makes the whole thing run. Of course, the space age electronics and advanced engineering of electric vehicles more than justify their higher than average price, but in terms of power, most of them are still lacking.

Enter the hybrid car. A hybrid vehicle – as the name suggests – is a mix between internal combustion and electricity. A complex, carefully calibrated machine, the hybrid seeks to take what’s best from both worlds and use the power of a well-chosen internal combustion engine to complement the sustainability and highly efficient energy use of an electric motor. Together, they can minimize each other’s energy consumption and create a power train that will allow you to maintain a high MPG rating even under the most trying conditions.

Mile Hybrid Automotive

If you are interested in more details of the benefits of electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as the maintenance and care costs associated with these energy efficient vehicles, talk to service professionals at, Mile Hybrid Automotive.