Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Benefits of Plugging In

Save Big on Fuel

Driving electric offers significant savings compared to traditional gasoline vehicles.

EV Incentives

Incentives, rebates and other credits are available to help make driving electric more affordable.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair (Consumer Reports)

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

88%of EV owners say they charge their vehicle at home "often" or "always."

Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargeable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Fuel Efficient

These efficient, gas-powered vehicles get over 40MPG and still reduce your emissions and costs.

Owning an EV

Looking for a New Eco-Friendly Vehicle?  Make Your Way to See the Team at Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills

There is no doubt that hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) are garnering more attention from car shoppers these days.  A big reason for this phenomenon is that many automakers are putting a lot more focus on these technologies.  There are many high-quality options for people to consider when they enter the market.  The Hyundai brand has always been at the forefront of these technologies, so if you are looking for an eco-friendly vehicle, you may want to start with them.  Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills, located at 10240 Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, CA, is where you can find a good selection of Hyundai hybrid and electric vehicles.

Why Should I Buy a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle?

Many folks are currently considering a hybrid or EV when they start car shopping because of the increased gas prices.  People are looking for relief from the costs associated with filling up their gas tank.  As you may already know, hybrid vehicles are certainly more efficient with gasoline, while EVs don't use it at all.

While the reduction in fuel costs is very attractive, It is not the only reason that folks should consider buying or leasing a new Hyundai hybrid or EV.  EVs generally cost less to maintain than a car with a gas engine.  Additionally, hybrid vehicles and EVs are both better for the environment than a model that uses strictly a combustion engine.

People who buy an EV may also qualify for tax incentives.  It is a nice way to do something environmentally conscious for the planet, while also making a financially responsible decision.  How can you beat that?

Shop for Your New Hyundai Hybrid or Electric Vehicle at Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills

At our dealership, we want to assist you in finding the new Hyundai vehicle that is going to make your daily commute less costly.  We always try to carry a huge selection of new Hyundai hybrid and EVs.  When you come to Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills, you can find some of the most popular hybrid and EVs in the Hyundai lineup.  Some of the options that you may encounter at our dealership include:

  • Hyundai Elantra Hybrid-If you are looking for a small hybrid sedan with a spacious interior and plenty of standard features, you might want to consider the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid-The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has style and a comfortable ride for people to enjoy.  Many folks will love how this midsize sedan is responsive and has precise steering.
  •    Hyundai Ioniq 5-This all-new electric SUV is fast off the line.  It provides folks with a comfortable ride, excellent range, and a modern interior style.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid-With standard all-wheel drive and a copious number of standard features, the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid stands out in the world of hybrid SUVs.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid-Anyone who wants the best of both the electric and hybrid worlds should consider getting behind the wheel of a Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid
  • Hyundai Tucson Hybrid-The Hyundai Tucson is recently redesigned, so you can count on cutting-edge features and technology when you choose to drive a Tucson Hybrid.
  • Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid-This Hyundai SUV gets its power from a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor.  They combine to provide folks with a comfy ride and strong acceleration.
  • Hyundai Kona Electric-People are often impressed with the Hyundai Kona Electric's combination of driving range, comfortable ride, and nimble handling.  It is a fan-favorite of many eco-conscious drivers.
  • Buy or Lease Your New Hyundai Hybrid or EV at Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills

    Our dealership wants to be your resource when it comes to everything related to hybrid and electric vehicles.  The knowledgeable sales team can answer any questions you have about The Hyundai hybrid and EV lineup.  Additionally, we have a finance center who can help you figure out what kind of financing offers and lease deals there are on these vehicles.

    Set up your test drive of a new Hyundai hybrid or EV, so Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills can show you all of the benefits of these models.

    1. Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills

      10240 Sepulveda Blvd.
      Mission Hills, CA 91345

      • Sales: 213-338-7450
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    Common Questions

    A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

    Other advantages of owning an EV include:

    • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
    • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
    • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
    • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

    This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

    Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

    A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

    Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

    https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
    Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
    • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

    • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

    • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
    Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
    Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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