Electric Vehicle FAQ

Learn More About EVs and Hybrid Vehicles at Buick GMC of Thousand Oaks

As the popularity of electric vehicles and hybrid models grows, you might find yourself wondering what it's like to own an electrified car and what you can expect from the experience. Here at Buick GMC of Thousand Oaks, we're here to help you get the information you need so that you can find out everything your want to know about EVs and hybrid models. We know you have questions, so we've compiled a few FAQs to help you find answers.

Of course, if you don't find what you're looking for on this page, you can always contact our team. We'll be happy to help here at our dealership serving Simi Valley. Feel free to explore our FAQs and let us know if you have any further questions!

EV and Hybrid Vehicle FAQs

Is it expensive to charge an EV?

Keeping your EV battery charged is typically much less expensive than filling the gas tank. One of the many benefits of driving an EV is that you can spend much less per month to recharge the battery than you might pay for gasoline. So, if you're looking to save on fuel, purchasing an EV is a great way to spend less on your daily drive.

How far can an EV go on a single charge?

There are a few factors that go into an EV's driving range, but the typical EV can go about 200 miles on a full charge. That's plenty of range for your commute!

How do I keep my EV charged?

Charging your EV is simple. Many Calabasas drivers simply charge their EVs or plug-in hybrid models at home overnight. If you find yourself needing a boost in the middle of a road trip, you can stop at one of the thousands of public charging stations available across the country to recharge.

How long does an EV battery last before it needs to be replaced?

The estimated lifespan of an EV battery is about ten to 20 years, giving you plenty of time to get the most out of your driving experience before you even have to consider getting a replacement battery for your EV.

What happens to spent EV batteries?

Specialized facilities dedicated to recycling batteries break them down to be recycled. That way, you don't have to worry about what happens when your car battery is no longer useful to you.

Is it more expensive to maintain an EV or a gas-powered vehicle?

Typically, it costs less to maintain an EV. EVs don't have as many moving parts, so they don't require quite as much maintenance. The absence of an engine, for example, means that you don't have to worry about oil changes. EVs still need regular tire rotations and other maintenance items to keep them in shape, but it's easier and less expensive to care for an EV overall.

How is an EV different from a hybrid vehicle?

The primary difference is that EVs operate solely on electricity. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models still use gas. While plug-in hybrid vehicles can be driven using only electricity, gas is still part of the equation. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are designed to help you use less gas as you drive around Camarillo, while EVs don't need gas at all.

Where can I find an EV or hybrid vehicle for sale?

Buick GMC of Thousand Oaks is proud to offer a variety of EVs, plug-in hybrid models, hybrid vehicles, and more at our dealership serving Oxnard and Woodland Hills. We invite you to connect with our team of experts to learn more about what our inventory has to offer.

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