Are you in the market for a new car? Gas prices are rough and electric cars can be expensive, but there’s good news: Hybrid cars aren’t just less expensive—they may actually be better than fully electric cars in today’s world.
Hybrids Are the Perfect Compromise (for Now)
This article isn’t about attacking electric cars. Affordable zero-emissions electric cars served by a widespread infrastructure of charging stations—all powered by inexpensive clean energy—is the dream. It’s a world we’d like to see.
But electric cars have some serious issues as of 2022. They can be much more expensive than gas cars, and that new EV credit in the Inflation Reduction Act is pretty complicated. Even if you could afford them, you’re dependent on charging stations that just aren’t as widespread as gas stations. (They’re more widespread in some areas than others.) And how are you supposed to charge an electric car at night if you live in an apartment complex without chargers or have to park on a street?
Likewise, traditional gasoline-powered cars have the obvious advantages of being less expensive up front and…
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