The Benefits of Driving a Hybrid Vehicle

2017 Ford CMAX Hybrid - benefits of driving a hybrid in Chicago, ILHybrid vehicles have been on the market since the end of the 1990s, and they are becoming more and more popular as drivers learn about the benefits of going green. Hybrids can not only reduce emissions, but they also help you save gas, earn tax credits, improve performance, and more. Switch to a hybrid vehicle today to see the benefits.

A hybrid vehicle is a car that combines a traditional gasoline engine with an electric motor. According to AutoBytel, one of the major benefits of driving a hybrid is that you reduce fuel consumption. This is the most obvious perk of going green, but it can also lead to fewer harmful emissions—helping you to worry a little less when you drive.

Another advantage is tax credits. The government often offers federal tax incentives in order to get more people to drive hybrid vehicles. These incentives are based on the vehicle’s range, and frequently rise as high as $7,500, sometimes making hybrids among the most affordable vehicles on the market.

Next, hybrids also improve performance. Thanks to the combination of electric and gasoline power, hybrid vehicles have incredible torque and acceleration. In fact, many race cars rely on hybrid powertrain designs in order to boost overall performance.

These are the basic benefits of buying a hybrid. You get better fuel economy, produce lower emissions, improve performance, and earn tax credits. Stop by Packey Webb Ford to learn more about hybrids.

Ford C-MAX Vehicles Earn Spot on 10 Best Green Cars of 2015 List

C-Max HybridTwenty years of research backs the creation of Ford’s dedicated line of gas-electric vehicles, the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi. All of that research has clearly paid off as Ford was named for the third year in a row to Kelley Blue Book®’s list of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2015.

The recently published list was assembled by taking into account the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market and narrowing them down to the top 10 overall best values.

Of the 2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi plug-in variant, the experts at praised the vehicles’ “standout styling, useful versatility and surprisingly eager dynamics,” in addition to its impressive efficiency.

The Hybrid version offers 42 mpg in the city and a combined rating of 37 mpg. With a battery that allows for a 21-mile all-electric range, the C-MAX Energi offers an 88 miles per gallon equivalent for the first 19 miles and 38 mpg combined for the next 531 miles.

Both vehicles take advantage of the same powertrain, which boasts the highest speeds in electric mode over any other hybrids on the market.

For more information on these award-winning vehicles, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Packey Webb Ford.