Benefits of Driving Hybrid or All-Electric Vehicles | Palo Alto CA

Benefits of Driving Hybrid or All-Electric Vehicles in Palo Alto, CA

By revitalizing their lineup with a selection of innovative plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, Volvo is creating a path to a future that looks much more sustainable. And we're thrilled to play a part here at Volvo Palo Alto. Many of our guests from San Jose, Redwood City and Fremont are curious if a hybrid or an all-electric vehicle is the correct choice for them, since many brands these days are taking advantage of new technology and designing their own version of all-electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid vehicles. You may have even considered whether a hybrid or an all-electric new or used model from our inventory would improve your daily commute’s gas mileage. If you’re curious about making the switch, answer our questions below to see if an electrified powertrain in your model is right for you.

How Can I Tell if I Want a Hybrid or an All-Electric Vehicle?

How eco-friendly are you?

It might be obvious, but being kinder to the earth is a great first reason to drive a hybrid or an all-electric model. We all leave our mark on the environment, but when you pick an electrified powertrain instead of a gas-powered engine, that impact will be less. Many hybrid and all-electric vehicles are boasting noticeable MPGe estimates of over 40-50 — the 2021 Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid , for example, produces 55 MPGe.* There are many all-electric vehicles that produce zero emissions, and there’s a possibility that your vehicle could drive without using any fuel.

How concerned are you about long-term savings?

For those who love to focus on the bottom line, wouldn't you love spending less over time? A hybrid vehicle, whether it has a gas engine or not, will need less stops at the pump to fill up the gas tank. The modern and very efficient electric motor and battery of your vehicle will save you time and money in regards to your car’s fuel consumption. All-electric models, too, won’t need the same engine maintenance as their gas-powered counterparts. So, if you drive an all-electric vehicle, you can say goodbye to engine belt replacements, oil changes, transmission fluid flushes and more!

Do you enjoy tax incentives?

Don’t we all? It's true that certain long-term costs usually are less with a hybrid or all-electric vehicle, but were you aware that many all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles qualify for federal and state tax incentives? Your upfront cost could be dramatically lowered as well. The U.S. Department of Energy has incentivized consumers to make qualifying purchases of green vehicles with rebates and credits. Curious to know what California offers? Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center and select your state.

Do you charge your phone overnight?

Charging your new Volvo hybrid or all-electric model will be no different. We are all familiar with plugging in our phone at night — Volvo technology has mirrored our habits by offering a charging wall box to place in your carport or garage. Charging on-the-go is also effortless. Parking garages offer charging stations, and more public charging stations are now available to ease range anxiety. Volvo partners with ChargePoint for nationwide access to the nation’s largest public charging network.

There are many reasons why you should consider a hybrid or an all-electric vehicle when you’re ready to start shopping. If you'd like to learn more about our hybrid and all-electric inventory or would like to take a test drive, feel free to contact us directly or stop by Volvo Palo Alto, located at 4190 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 . We look forward to serving customers from San Jose, Redwood City and Fremont.

*According to https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/42804.shtml.