How to Charge a Hybrid Car

2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Many Stratham drivers are showing interest in trading in their traditional gas-powered vehicle for more environmentally friendly models. Hybrid vehicles are a great option for Nashua drivers, but are you wondering how to charge a hybrid car? How to charge a hybrid car depends on whether it’s a traditional hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or a fully-electric car. Porsche Stratham explains how to charge a hybrid car battery here and feel free to reach out to us with any questions. 



Charging a Hybrid Car Battery: Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid vs. Electric

The method of charging a hybrid car battery depends on the type of hybrid vehicle: a standard hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), or a fully-electric vehicle (EV). Knowing the difference between these models can help you determine which type of hybrid car is the best fit for your Portsmouth lifestyle:

  • Standard Hybrids: Standard hybrid cars use an electric motor along with an internal combustion engine. The battery in a standard hybrid is self-charging.
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A PHEV uses both an electric motor and a gas engine, but unlike a standard hybrid, a PHEV can run solely on electric power. A PHEV cannot self-charge, so you’ll need to plug it into an external power source at home or a public charging station.
  • Electric Vehicle: EVs don’t have a gas engine, only an electric motor, and must be plugged into an external power source to charge the battery. 

How to Charge a Plug-In Hybrid Car Battery: Three Methods

PHEVs are popular around Manchester because you can save money by driving on full electric power, or you can use the gas engine for longer road trips. Charging a plug-in hybrid car battery can be done in three ways:

  • Portable charging: Your PHEV will include a portable charging cord, which is compatible with any household-style 120-volt outlet. This type of charging is convenient, but they charge slowly. 
  • Home fast charging: You can have a 240-volt fast-charging station installed in your garage for quick at-home charging. 
  • Public charging: Charge at any public charging station on the go. Public charging stations aren’t quite as common as gas stations, but they’re increasing all the time! 

Find the Right Hybrid or PHEV at Porsche Stratham! 

As you can see, charging a hybrid car battery is easy. If you’re interested in making the switch to a luxury hybrid or electric vehicle, we invite you to contact us at Porsche Stratham. You can browse our pre-owned inventory online or at the dealership and even get an estimated trade-in value online. We’re here for you, so let us know how we can help!


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