Can You Drive a Hybrid Car Long Distances?

By Adrian Castillo

When you’re in the market for a new car, there are plenty of factors you should consider before making your purchase. One important factor to keep in mind is how frequently you drive long distances. Do you have a lengthy commute to work every day? Are road trips a staple of your down time? If the answer is yes to either of those questions, you’ll want to invest in a vehicle that can handle long distances.

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a hybrid vehicle, you might be wondering: Can you drive a hybrid car long distances? The answer is yes, hybrids can certainly handle long-distance drives, only they do so a bit differently than other vehicles. Let the experts at Bumblebee Batteries explain.

While Hybrid Cars Can Be Good for Driving Long Distances, There Are Caveats

Because hybrid vehicles use both electricity and gasoline, it stands to reason that they’ll run effectively over long drives. While that’s true, each make and model will offer something a little different in terms of performance. The majority will run on electricity for 50 or so miles before the car switches to gasoline. Hybrids can run for a good 300 or so miles on gasoline alone, which is music to the ears of long-distance drivers.

The question with hybrids and long distances is more about efficiency. These vehicles operate more efficiently when driven under 50 mph. So, that makes them more suitable for city driving. That’s not to say your hybrid can’t handle the highway, it’s just that its fuel efficiency will drastically diminish when you maintain a speed above 50 mph for long distances. And given that fuel efficiency is one of the main reasons to invest in a hybrid, that might give you something to think about.

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If you’re a hybrid owner who needs a new hybrid battery installed in your vehicle, there’s no better team to call than Bumblebee Batteries. Contact us today to learn more about the new and rebuilt options we offer, as well as the mobile battery installations we perform.


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