Electric & Hybrid Vehicles in Houston

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

Exploring Our Green Cars in Houston

Green cars and SUVs are aiming to change the way we drive near Houston. Our dealership is here to teach you about what these models bring to the table. Here is just the start of what you can get from a new EV or hybrid car. Visit our dealership soon if you are looking for more information or a test drive.

Learning About Hybrids

Hybrids are an excellent choice for those not looking to make the switch to an all-electric car or SUV. These models combine the power of a combustion engine with the dynamic strength of a battery so that you get the best of both worlds. Most hybrids can even travel for miles at a time on just the power of their battery.

There are a few options to choose from when looking for a new hybrid. The first is mild hybrids. These models don't need an external charging source because they use features like regenerative braking to keep their battery alive. Then, you have plug-in hybrids that will need an external charging system.

The Benefits of a Hybrid

Customers will get a level of efficiency from a hybrid that is hard to find elsewhere. The battery in a hybrid helps the engine utilize its fuel more efficiently to achieve this quality. This is something any modern driver can get behind.

Hybrid Honda Vehicles

Up first, we have the Honda Accord Hybrid. Daily drivers throughout the area love this sedan. The performance-focused nature of a new Honda Accord Hybrid is sure to make your next drive to work more exciting. There is also a ton of modern technology in this model, focused on giving you an entertaining and safe experience.

Customers can also find the new Honda CR-V Hybrid in this exciting lineup. This is a compact SUV that focuses on a more maneuverable drive. Whether you are downtown or in a crowded parking lot, the new Honda CR-V Hybrid will make it easier to navigate. Despite the compact nature, the interior does not feel cramped.

Learning About Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles completely replace the combustion engine with a battery and a series of motors. This makes every mile they travel greener. An EV is measured in range, or how far it can take you on a single charge. These models will also come with their own charging system that can often be installed right in your garage.

The Benefits of an EV

The cleaner drive is one of the most important perks any EV has to offer. Due to the lack of a combustion engine, you will eliminate carbon emissions throughout your daily drive. These models also have fewer moving parts, making maintenance much easier as well. This is just the start of how an electric vehicle can benefit your commute.

Future Electric Options

Honda is making a bold statement in the electric field with the upcoming 2024 Honda Prologue. This is an all-electric SUV that will change every mile of your commute for the better. The exterior is made up of long lines and aggressive angles that come together to make a more than modern look. Inside, you will find the right balance of comfort and functionality. This upcoming EV is sure to be the complete package.

Learn More About Our Green Cars Soon

There is so much to gain from a green car or SUV. Stop by our Houston dealership soon to experience a new green model for yourself. We can walk you through our currently available options and get you in one for a test drive in no time. You will want to drive one of these new Honda cars or SUVs home after experiencing the quality it has to offer.

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending of 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.

  1. John Eagle Honda of Houston

    18787 Northwest Fwy
    Houston, TX 77065

    • Sales: 281-653-8088
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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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