Electric Vehicle FAQs

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Find Out More About EVs & Hybrid Models

When you shop our expansive inventory at AndersonAutos, you can discover an exciting selection of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles to explore. Top brands like Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and more have electrified models for you to explore, so there are plenty of ways to approach your daily drive from a greener perspective. What can you expect from driving an EV or hybrid model? Choosing to go electric or drive a hybrid model in Thousand Oaks can set you up to take advantage of a variety of unique perks.

Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Vehicle FAQs


How many miles can I drive with an EV on a full charge?

It depends on the EV, but the average electric vehicle can go over 200 miles on a single charge. Some models like the Mercedes-Benz EQS from the Mercedes-EQ lineup can get up to 350 miles on a full charge! So, you can count on an EV to offer you plenty of the power you need to tackle commutes, road trips, and more with ease.

Is it expensive to charge an EV compared to fueling a gas-powered car?

No. On average, drivers can expect to pay considerably less to charge an electric vehicle, making EVs strong choices if you're looking to enjoy the savings that come with cutting gasoline out of the equation.

How do I keep my EV charged?

There are a few ways to charge up your EV, though the most common is to plug it in at home and charge it overnight. The same goes for plug-in hybrids. Fortunately, that's not the only way to do it. The growing number of charging stations across the country makes it easy to recharge and get back to your adventure, making it more convenient than ever to drive an electric car in the Woodland Hills area.

What is the difference between EVs and hybrid vehicles?

Curious about what sets an EV like the Cadillac LYRIQ apart from a car like a Honda Accord Hybrid? The main difference is that EVs are fully electric. They are powered solely by batteries and electric motors, so you couldn't put gas in an EV even if you wanted to. Hybrid models, including plug-in hybrid models, primarily use gasoline. Plug-in hybrid vehicles are unique in that they allow you to drive using only electricity, tapping into fuel reserves only when you start to run out of charge. Still, EVs are the only ones that cut gas out of the picture entirely.

Is maintaining an EV easier than maintaining a gas-powered car?

Generally, yes. Fully electric vehicles like the GMC HUMMER don't have as many moving parts, so there aren't as many things that need constant maintenance. The lack of an internal combustion engine, for example, means that you don't have to worry about things like oil changes. While EVs still need regular maintenance items like tire rotations to keep them in tip-top shape, you'll find that they don't require quite as much care here at our service center serving Oxnard and Van Nuys.

How long do EV batteries last?

Current predictions estimate that the lifetime of an EV battery is between ten and 20 years. EVs are designed for the long haul, so you can feel good about making the leap and going electric.

What happens when an EV battery reaches the end of its lifespan?

There are dedicated facilities across the country that break down and recycle batteries so that their materials can be used for something else.

How can I find the right EV or hybrid vehicle for me?

Our team of experts is ready to help with all your shopping needs, so you can depend on us to guide you towards the best match for your Westlake and Los Angeles adventures. Contact us today to learn more!

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    3925 Auto Mall Drive
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    • Sales: (805) 409-3103
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