How to Charge a Hybrid Car Battery

2022 Lexus RX Hybrid
If you’re looking for something that offers better fuel efficiency than a standard gasoline-powered vehicle but more charging convenience than an electric vehicle, then it could benefit you to consider a hybrid vehicle for your Delray Beach commute. Hybrid vehicles combine gasoline power and electric power to provide better fuel efficiency than standard gasoline-powered vehicles. While many hybrid vehicles can use power from the gasoline engine to self charge the battery while driving, the battery will eventually need to be charged when it runs out of power. Learn how charging a hybrid car battery works with the service team at Lexus of Palm Beach, and rely on us for all of your service needs and inquiries.

How to Charge a Hybrid Car Battery vs. Plug-In Hybrid Battery vs. Electric Battery

Charging a hybrid car battery works a little differently than charging a plug-in hybrid car battery or even an electric car battery. See how the charging methods differ between each vehicle type by taking a look at the charging methods for each vehicle type below:

Standard Hybrid Cars

Standard hybrid vehicles combine an electric battery-powered motor with an internal gasoline-powered combustion engine. This means that hybrid car batteries self charge as you drive around Lake Worth by using power from the gasoline engine. This provides more convenience than other types of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Plug-In Hybrid Cars

Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars differ slightly from standard hybrid cars in the sense that plug-in hybrid vehicles can run solely on electric power for a certain amount of miles. Because of this, PHEVs can’t self-charge as they drive, so you’ll need to stop and plug in this type of vehicle to charge the battery. You can usually do this with a public charging station, a 120-volt standard outlet, or a fast-charging home station.

Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles (EVs) run solely on an electric-powered battery and don’t rely on a gasoline powered combustion engine. Because of this, you’ll need to stop and plug in an electric vehicle at a public charging station, home charging station, or any kind of applicable outlet, depending on the vehicle.

Now that you know how to charge a hybrid car battery and how to charge other types of vehicle batteries, you’ll be ready to hit the Palm Beach Gardens roads in a fuel-efficient vehicle that can help you save more on every drive. Visit our dealership to explore our current hybrid inventory and find a vehicle that you’ll love to drive at an affordable price. Don’t forget to apply for financing when you find a model that’s perfect for you.

Choose Your Hybrid Vehicle in West Palm Beach

Contact us if you have any more questions on charging a hybrid car battery or anything else related to serving and maintaining your car. We’re only a short drive away from Westgate, and we can’t wait to hear from you.


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