New Hyundai Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Hyundai Brings Alternative Fueled Vehicles to You

Can you feel the electricity in the air? You should. Because any time you ride on the highway or city streets in Lake Charles or Sulphur, LA, you're bound to run into an electric-powered vehicle. Each week, we see more and more hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles (EVs) purchased from our inventory. And as they grow in popularity, you might be leaning towards buying or leasing an alternative fuel vehicle. If so, we've got some information that might come in handy.

Charging Your EV from Home

Charging your vehicle from home, along with efficiency, is a major selling point for buying an alternative fuel vehicle. Imagine waking up to start your work week in Moss Bluff, LA, with a fully charged vehicle. No need to stop at a gas station and dump your lunch money into the tank. With a home charging system, you can have convenient power with a simple plug-in.

Your alternative fueled vehicle will be equipped with a Level 1 or Level 2 charging device. The Level 2 charger will be the quickest way to power your car from home. Most times, it will require professional installation and setup. But you can charge your electric car with a standard 120V home outlet, 208-240V outlet like those used by your dryer.

The quickest of them all will be a Level 3 public charging device. Some vehicles allow an 80 percent recharge in just 15 minutes. There are thousands of public charging stations available throughout the nation. So, you can plug in your current address and perform a google search to find the closest public charging port in Jennings, LA, or Orange, TX.

Battery Care

Maintaining care for your alternative fuel vehicle is less expensive than the typical gas-powered vehicles. Since they've reduced the components, it takes to run the vehicle, that's less your mechanic has to inspect or repair. But the one thing that matters most for your EV is your battery care.

You may have heard of the 80/20 rule. If you keep your battery charged at 100 percent, its energy will drain quicker. As weird as it sounds, it's true. The goal is to keep the battery at no more than 80 percent and no less than 20 percent. If you keep your battery power within that range, you're in the sweet spot. With regular maintenance and upkeep, you can expect your battery to last between seven to ten years.

Differentiating Between EVs, Hybrids, and Plug-in Hybrids

EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids are designed to increase your efficiency and convenience. And while the general idea behind the three is similar, they aren't exactly the same.


Standard hybrid models rely solely on gas power to keep their batteries charged. Things like regenerative braking work to recharge your battery when you apply brake power. So, there's no need for a home charging device. These models use gas and electric motors interchangeably and are more closely related to gas-powered vehicles. If most of your trips stay within the city limits and neighborhoods, a standard hybrid might be the best choice for you.

Plug-In Hybrids

A Plug-in Hybrid is the bridge between standard hybrids and EVs. They are equipped with gas and electric engines but don't rely on gas to keep the battery charged. Which is why they're called "Plug-in Hybrids." When your battery is depleted, you can recharge it at home or the nearest charging station. But don't think your car will stall when your battery power runs out.

Because when the battery power drains, your gas engine kicks in. Plug-in Hybrids usually offer a better fuel economy than standard hybrids and EVs since it has dual power sources to draw from. This model is ideal for longer trips.

Electric Vehicles

EVs run solely on electric power. And because of this, they eliminate vehicle emissions, and you'll never stop at a gas station while you're behind the wheel. Well, maybe for a snack or two. But refilling on gas will be a thing of the past.

Browse the Hyundai Hybrid Lineup

  • Hyundai Tucson Hybrid - This brand-new Hyundai hybrid SUV offers you all the capability of a traditional SUV with better fuel economy. You can also expect to find innovative wireless technology and connectivity features. You'll even be able to tackle the roads of Orange, TX in any condition with standard HTRAC All Wheel Drive.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid - Perfect for your next family getaway, this new hybrid SUV offers comfort-driven features, convenient technology, and All Wheel Drive capability. You can relax and enjoy your next adventure while also saving at the pump with an eye-catching EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 35 MPG city.
  • Hyundai Elantra Hybrid - This hybrid sedan provides Jennings, LA drivers with a bold look and energy-efficient ride. If you're looking to get behind the wheel of a Hyundai model that makes you stand out in the crowd for its style, technology, and comfort, you'll want to bring home this hybrid.
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - This coupe-inspired hybrid sedan impresses with its elegant design and innovative tech and safety features. You can even take advantage of an available solar panel roof to help recharge your battery and generate miles of electric power throughout your day.
  • Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid - As the most fuel-efficient hybrid in the nation, you'll want to keep an eye on this impressive Hyundai hybrid. You'll also be able to enjoy features like wireless Apply CarPlay or Android Auto and other convenient connectivity features.

Hyundai Plug-in Hybrids

Some of the most popular Hyundai hybrids also come available with a plug-in hybrid option. These models include:

  • Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid - This plug-in variant of the well-known Hyundai Tucson can provide you with up to 28 miles of all-electric driving. Meanwhile, you'll be able to fully charge your battery from the convenience of your Moss Bluff, LA home in under two hours.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid - This rugged yet luxurious SUV lets you enjoy all its incredible features while providing you with up to 30 miles of all-electric driving range. Even with the all-wheel-drive, you'll find an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of over 70 MPGe.
  • Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid - Whether you're going to work or taking a trip out of state, you can do it in complete style when you bring home this plug-in hybrid hatchback. Plus, with up to 29 miles of all-electric range and a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 52 MPG, you'll be saving at the pump.

Test Drive a Hyundai Hybrid Vehicle Today at Navarre Hyundai of Lake Charles

If you're interested in bringing home your own impressive hybrid, we encourage you to take a closer look at our inventory of new Hyundai models in Lake Charles, LA. Our Hyundai experts will be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with more information.

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