Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Benefits of Plugging In

Save Big on Fuel

Driving electric offers significant savings compared to traditional gasoline vehicles.

EV Incentives

Incentives, rebates and other credits are available to help make driving electric more affordable.

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.

88%of EV owners say they charge their vehicle at home "often" or "always."

Which EV is Right for Me?

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 rechargeable 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.

Fuel Efficient

These efficient, gas-powered vehicles get over 40MPG and still reduce your emissions and costs.

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending on 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.

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.

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.

Shopping for a Car That Reduces Your Carbon Footprint?  Check Out the New Hybrid and Electric Vehicles at DCH Toyota of Oxnard

 

Car shopping today gives customers an added wrinkle to consider.  They must ask themselves if now is the right time to buy or lease a new hybrid car or electric vehicle (EV).  There is no doubt that the automotive world is trending toward these technologies.  After all, it seems like the list of new hybrid cars and EVs keeps getting longer every day.  It is clear that automakers are beefing up their lineups with options that utilize these exciting technologies.  The Toyota brand is no exception.

Anyone who is interested in a new hybrid car or EV should start their search with the team from DCH Toyota of Oxnard, located at 1631 Auto Center Drive in Oxnard, CA.  We have a wide selection of new Toyota hybrid cars and EVs.  Since the Toyota brand is among the industry leaders in eco-friendly vehicles, it only makes sense to turn to our expert team if you have any questions.

What Are the Benefits of Driving a New Toyota Hybrid or Electric Vehicle?

While the thought of owning a hybrid or EV from the Toyota brand might be intriguing to you, there may still be a lot of questions you need answered.  You may want to know what kind of benefits there to you if you buy or lease a new Toyota EV or hybrid car.  Luckily, the sales team at DCH Toyota of Oxnard is your resource for everything you want to know about this collection of Toyota vehicles.

A big reason that many car shoppers are flocking toward Toyota hybrid cars and EVs is because they offer relief from the rising gas prices in the area.  If you do a lot of commuting, or you have probably felt the pain from this increase.  The good news is that owning a hybrid or EV from the Toyota lineup will certainly provide you with savings at the gas pump.  Hybrid vehicles are more efficient than their fully-gas powered counterparts, while EVs don't use gasoline at all.

The savings don't stop there when it comes to Toyota hybrid and EVs.  You can also save some cash when it comes to car maintenance.  For example, when you buy an EV, you won't have to concern yourself with a vast array of car service items.  Oil changes and other maintenance associated with internal combustion engines will not be needed since an EV gets its power from an electric motor and battery.

Are you curious about taxing savings on the federal and state level for purchasing an EV?  There may be some perks for you to nab.  If you have any questions about these benefits, you should contact a tax professional.  Car shoppers will also have the advantage of knowing that they are doing what they can to reduce their carbon footprint.

Enjoy All of the Intriguing Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in the Toyota Lineup

Shopping for a hybrid or electric vehicle should begin with the Toyota lineup.  They have an abundance of options from which to choose.  When you come to DCH Toyota of Oxnard, you can get assistance from a team of experts in the Toyota hybrid and electric inventories.  You can get your questions answered by a team of experts.

Buying or leasing a new Toyota hybrid car or EV means that you are going to get in the driver's seat of an eco-friendly vehicle that will provide you with an entertaining ride.  Some of the Toyota hybrid and EVs you will often find at our dealership include:

Shop for Your New Hybrid or Electric Vehicle with DCH Toyota of Oxnard

Now is a great time to be in the market for a new hybrid or EV.  Visit DCH Toyota of Oxnard, in Oxnard, CA, so you can test drive one of our environmentally-conscious vehicles today.

  1. DCH Toyota of Oxnard

    1631 Auto Center Drive
    Oxnard, CA 93036

    • Sales: 877-433-2062
  2. DCH Toyota of Oxnard

    1631 Auto Center Drive
    Oxnard, CA 93036

    • Sales: 888-586-9944
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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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