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posted on April 20th, 2018

Assessing the state of hybrids

Thinking about buying a hybrid or electric vehicle? Many people are opting for hybrids or electric vehicles (EVs) to save at the pump and minimize their carbon footprints, but the technology is changing fast and it can be hard to know which hybrid system is right for you. For this reason, we’ve made a guide to help you sort out what’s what in the land of clean-air vehicles.

Our Hybrid & electric vehicle buying guide walks you through each category of clean-air cars and discusses their pros and cons. How easy is it to transition to driving an EV? What’s the difference between charging at home and charging at a public station? For hybrids, plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel-cell cars, and EVs, we break down how each system works and what it’s like to own each of these cars.

But is the Toyota Prius still the hybrid to get? Are Teslas really that much better than the rest of EVs? In our buyer’s guide we take a look at some of the most popular models in each category and compare them according to price, range, efficiency, and battery charge time to give you a helpful snapshot of what’s currently on the market.

If you’re thinking about getting a hybrid or going electric, make sure you enter your search armed with knowledge. Thorough research is a must for any would-be car buyer, and in an industry that progresses so much each year, this context is all the more valuable. Do yourself a favor and brush up on the state of green vehicles — “the more you know, the smarter you grow.”

Steven is an avid car guy and content specialist at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.