2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV charging

With the increasing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles among North Canton drivers, it’s natural to have questions about the distinctions between these models. These options are enticing due to their reduced maintenance requirements, fuel efficiency, and more. At Mazda, we offer a range of sleek, powerful, and efficient options in our electrified lineup, including BEVs and hybrid models like the Mazda CX-90. Discover the differences and find answers to questions like “What is a BEV?” and “What is a PHEV?” by visiting our dealership for a test drive.



PHEV vs. BEV: What is a PHEV?

For Canton drivers considering an electric model, there are choices between hybrid and fully electric vehicles. Hybrid vehicles come in different types, including conventional hybrids and PHEVs. Both types combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor, resulting in significant improvements in fuel economy.

A PHEV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, is equipped with a more powerful battery compared to a conventional hybrid. This allows PHEVs to travel short distances using electric power alone. Unlike standard hybrids, PHEVs can be recharged through an external power source, whether at home or at public charging stations. The key distinction between a PHEV vs. BEV is that the PHEV’s gas engine serves as a backup, providing reassurance to drivers who are not ready to fully transition to a BEV.

BEV vs. PHEV: What is a BEV?

What is a BEV? A BEV, or battery electric vehicle, is a fully electric model. It operates solely on a battery and a large electric motor. When comparing a BEV vs. PHEV, both require recharging at home or at local charging stations in Hudson. The charging time for a BEV varies depending on the model. Some additional benefits of electric cars include:

  • Quieter and more serene rides due to the absence of an internal combustion engine
  • Eligibility for federal tax credits in many cases
  • Zero emissions as there is no exhaust system
  • No need for engine oil changes since BEVs do not require engine oil

PHEV vs. BEV: Mazda Lineup

At Serra Mazda, we proudly offer an exciting lineup of PHEV and BEV models. Each vehicle comes with high-end amenities, luxurious features, and dynamic performance with precision handling. Explore our current inventory of PHEV and BEV models at our dealership in Akron:

  • MAZDA CX-90
  • MAZDA MX-30

Explore BEVs and PHEVs at Serra Mazda Today!

Now that you have a better understanding of BEVs and PHEVs, it’s time to experience them firsthand at Serra Mazda. Visit us today to test drive your preferred model. Don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials and Mazda offers to discover how much you can save on your new PHEV or BEV. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive in Akron, feel free to contact us online today.


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