Understanding Hyundai Electric Vehicles

Electric innovation is changing the way we drive. Whether you are looking for a fully-electric model or a hybrid, we can match you with an exciting new Hyundai. At Jones Bel Air Hyundai near Baltimore, we are more than happy to share all there is to know about this new automotive field.

Which EV is Right for Me?

EVs run completely on electric power. A battery and series of motors will propel you through any drive in an electric vehicle. There are so many benefits to gain from switching to electric. From saving money to keeping our environment cleaner, customers love EVs for a number of reasons.

Unlike most common hybrids, a plug-in hybrid means you need to charge the battery with a compatible outlet. These vehicles often bring even more efficient performances to the table. That means you will save a fair amount at the pump, making it a smart investment for any shopper.

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Hyundai Electric and Hybrid Models

The Hyundai IONIQ 5

If you are looking for a larger EV, the new Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the choice for you. This all-electric SUV is ready to take you and your family on a weekend road trip through Towson. The range offered by the new IONIQ 5 is more than impressive and outperforms that of many competing EVs on the market currently. Also available in the IONIQ lineup are the IONIQ Hybrid, the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid and the IONIQ Electric

The Hyundai KONA

The Hyundai KONA Electric is available in a limited number of states, including Maryland. The KONA Electric is an all-electric small SUV. The charging port is located on the front bumper and has many other thoughtful enhancements to ensure a great ownership experience. 

The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

For those that need a fantastic level of efficiency for daily commutes or errands, the new Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is an excellent choice. This is a sporty sedan that will take on any drive with confidence. From a dynamic exterior to modern safety features, you can get it all in this hybrid Hyundai.

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is an elegant way to get around Bel Air, Maryland. The exterior is made up of long lines and sloping curves that come together well. Inside, you get the right balance of space and functionality to make this sedan the complete package.

The Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

Choosing a new Tucson Plug-In Hybrid will add the right balance of functionality and practicality. This SUV has a compact nature that will make it easier to take on crowded parking lots or busy streets. The interior does not seem cramped, meaning you will always have a great trip.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

Finally, you have the new Hyundai Santa Fe Tucson Plug-In Hybrid. This efficient SUV allows you to tackle any adventure or challenge with ease. The powerful performance of a new Santa Fe Tucson Plug-In Hybrid will exceed every expectation. Inside, you have plenty of room for any gear or cargo that needs to hit the road with you.

Benefits of Plugging In

Federal Tax Credit

A federal tax rebate up to of $7,500 is available on many EV models.

Local Incentives

Even more savings from your state and/or utility company.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair (Consumer Reports)

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

96%

of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle.

Source: AAA

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending of the type of charger used.

Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

Electric vehicle charging port

Charging from Home

For plugin hybrid vehicles a standard outlet (Level 1) will be enough for overnight charging. For battery electric vehicles, a Level 2 charger will require professional installation by a licensed electrician. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider talking with the property owner about installing a charger or use a nearby public charger. Talk to our sales staff to find out more about charging from home.

Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

Battery Care

Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number will continue to increase. If you can keep your battery between 20% and 80% charged most days and avoid extremely hot temperatures, you can expect your maintenance to be minimal.

Electric vehicle battery care

Charging Stations Near Jones Bel Air Hyundai

  1. Jones Bel Air Hyundai

    1504 Belair Road
    Bel Air, MD 21014

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Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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Visit our Hyundai dealership near Owings Mills to get your electric shopping started. We can walk you through all our EV and hybrid options so that you find the right match for your daily needs. Regardless of the model you choose, you are going to have a wonderful experience. We look forward to changing the way you drive soon.

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