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Hybrid cars are getting more and more popular every year. A hybrid has a conventional gas engine and at least one electric motor. Either the gas engine or electric motor does all the work, or they work together to power the car. Honda’s 2021 hybrid line-up includes the Insight, Accord Hybrid, and CR-V Hybrid.
All of Honda’s hybrid car batteries recharge through regenerative braking. Other car companies have plug-in hybrids. Their batteries charge up with electrical power. Hybrids are very beneficial for drivers and the environment. Here are some of their top advantages:
Less Fuel Consumption
Hybrid cars run on gas and battery power. They can also run on just battery power. That means you use a lot less gas than you would with a non-hybrid car. So, you’re saving a lot more money at the pump every month.
Fewer CO2 Emissions
Because hybrids use less gas, they produce less carbon dioxide (CO2). The majority of CO2 in the atmosphere comes from cars. CO2 is bad for the environment because it causes global warming. It’s also poisonous to humans when there is too much of it in the air that you breathe. In some states, hybrid cars don’t have to go through yearly emissions testing because of how clean there tailpipes are.
Almost all non-plug-in hybrids have regenerative braking. When you use the brake pedal, the electric motor is put in reverse mode, and it becomes a generator. Then, it turns the kinetic energy into electric energy and stores it in the battery. So, whenever you brake in a hybrid, you’re regenerating battery power.
Hybrid cars put out a maximum amount of torque whenever you step on the gas pedal. That’s because they don’t produce torque through combustion like gas-powered cars. They generate the force needed to turn the wheels of the car through electric current. So, you always have instantaneous torque.
Driving in the HOV Lane
In some states, you can drive in the HOV lane at any time in a hybrid car. It doesn’t matter how many passengers are in your car. That means you can always avoid rush hour traffic and get wherever you’re going quickly.
Almost all hybrid cars are eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount varies based on the car’s make, model, year, and battery capacity.
2021 Honda Insight
The 2021 Honda Insight starts at $23,130*. It’s built with a 1.5-liter engine, an electric motor, and an eCVT. It puts out 151.5** total system horsepower. This sedan also has ECON and Sport drive modes, so you can always maximize your power and efficiency. ECON reduces the amount of fuel you use when you accelerate, and Sport enhances your throttle.
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid
The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $26,570*. It’s equipped with a 2.0-liter engine, an electric motor, and an eCVT. It puts out 212 total system horsepower**. And, it has ECON, Sport and EV modes. EV makes the car run on just battery power.
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid
The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid starts at $30,560***. It has a 2.0-liter engine, an electric motor, and an eCVT. It puts out 212 total system horsepower**, just like the 2021 Accord Hybrid. It also has the same three convenient drive modes. And, this crossover has standard all-wheel drive. That means you get the efficiency of a hybrid car and the same great capability as a gas-model SUV.
Hybrid Cars For Sale in St. Paul, MN
If you want to check out our line-up of great hybrid cars, stop by our dealership here in St. Paul, MN! We can set you up with a test drive with the 2021 Insight, Accord Hybrid, or CR-V Hybrid. We can also tell you more about any of our gas models. We’re here to help you find a vehicle that meets all your wants and needs. When you purchase or lease any vehicle from a Buerkle dealership, you’ll earn valuable rewards through our Buerkle Rewards+ program. Our dealership is close to Minneapolis, Inver Grove, and Blaine, so come visit us soon!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models. **Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine. ***MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 and newer models.