Posts Tagged ‘PHEV’

Differences in Maintenance for PHEVs, EVs and Gas Powered Vehicles

Friday, October 13th, 2017
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 PHEV and EV maintenance miami lakes automall

Different types of vehicles require different types of care and service. As you would expect, PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles), like the Chevy Volt, and EVs (electric vehicles), like the Chevy Bolt EV, have different components than vehicles only equipped with an internal combustion engine, and those differences change up the way those vehicles are maintenanced! EVs and PHEVs are both relatively new in the auto industry, so if you plan on getting either type of vehicle, you need to know how to take care of them.


PHEVs require less routine maintenance and service problems than traditional combustion engine vehicles. PHEVs have a gas engine, so there is a need for the same routine maintenance that gas vehicles need, but since the vehicle can be powered by the battery, the engine and its parts are used less, so there is less wear and tear on the engine and there is less regular routine maintenance, like oil changes and other fluid changes, in comparison to gas vehicles. (more…)

Basics of EVs, PHEVs and Hybrid Vehicles + Green Chevy Models

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Last week we discussed the 2017 Chevy hybrids, PHEVs and EVs, but all of that can seem like a lot of “talk” if you don’t really know the differences between each of those systems or the benefits to owning a “greener” vehicle. In addition to just saving you money in annual fuel costs, vehicles powered by alternative fuels also have fewer emissions and a new way of measuring fuel economy.

First, it is important to understand the difference between hybrids, PHEVs and electric vehicles.

A hybrid is a vehicle that can run on battery, gas, or a combination of both. They are usually equipped with a gas engine, electric motor, and battery.

Chevy’s available hybrid is the Chevy Malibu Hybrid. You can search out Chevy Malibu inventory here.

A plug-in electric hybrid, or PHEV, is equipped with a gas engine, electric motor, and battery. Like a hybrid, a PHEV can also run on only electric, only gas or a combination of both, but the battery in PHEVs is larger so it can power the vehicle on electricity much longer than hybrids, but the larger battery needs to be plugged-in to be recharged.

Chevy’s available PHEV is the 2016/2017 Chevy Volt. You can search our Chevy Volt inventory here.

An electric vehicle, or EV, runs purely on an electricity that is supplied by a battery. It needs to be plugged-in to be recharged. (more…)