What is a Plug-In Hybrid?

Kia Offers Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

With advances to modern technology, come advances to your vehicle. There has been a recent surge in the amount of fuel-efficient vehicles being released. Kia has offered a slew of different kinds of hybrids, electric vehicles and more.

Although, what is the difference between a regular hybrid and a plug-in hybrid? The two are similar but share a clear difference in definition. Check out our definitions below and let us know if they have cleared up a bit of the confusion.

  • Hybrid: A hybrid uses the gasoline engine as its main source of power. The electric engine compliments the gas engine.
  • Plug-In Hybrid: This type of hybrid uses the electric motor as the main power source. It has more energy saving potential. It also uses grid-supplied electricity instead of having the electricity generated on board.