Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Near Pittsburgh

Hybrid & EV Buying Guide for Pittsburgh Area Shoppers

A More Efficient Way to Drive in Pittsburgh

Hybrid and electrified vehicles are becoming more and more popular with Pittsburgh area drivers. You may have heard terms like "alternative fuel" or "PHEV" and wondered about what the differences are from one vehicle's tech to the next. The prospect of saving on gas expenses is certainly appealing, as are the prospects of tax rebates & incentives to help make the jump to an electrified car or SUV more palatable. But which type of vehicle is best for your needs? What are the advantages of going electric? Luckily, South Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to guide you on your hybrid or EV shopping journey.

First off... why all the buzz about electric cars? Electric vehicles (EVs) tend to offer quick acceleration, are 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.

Hybrid vs. PHEV vs. Electric Vehicles

Say goodbye to the weekly gas refills at the pump. Say goodbye to high maintenance costs and emissions. And say hello to a better way to drive in Pittsburgh. The introduction of Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and Electric Vehicles (EVs) have streamlined traveling throughout the city. You'll have enough power to handle your daily commutes with a single charge.

And, if you're worried about finding a public charging station when you're out and about, the Pittsburgh area is expanding our infrastructure to include more public charging locations. Soon, they'll be as common as natural gas stations throughout the area. If you want to stop throwing hundreds of dollars into your gas tank each month, you'll do well with a Hybrid, PHEV, or EV from South Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat. If you're looking for more info on these alternative fuel vehicles, it is just below.


Hybrid models combine gas and electric power to improve your driving range and traveling efficiency. When one depletes, the other takes over. This alternative fuel vehicle is great for traveling long distances.

The main difference between a true hybrid model and a PHEV or EV is that your vehicle cannot be plugged in to charge the battery. Instead, your battery is recharged through regenerative braking (using wasted energy from the braking process to recharge the car) and the combustion engine itself.

Plug-In Hybrid

The Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) option is similar to a traditional Hybrid. The main difference is that with a Plug-in Hybrid system, your electric battery functions separately. The electric power is located in the rear while the gas power is located in the front. This setup eliminates tailpipe emissions, and when your battery is low, the gas engine kicks in to use the petroleum you have inside your vehicle.


An fully electric vehicle (or EV) is purely powered by battery. This means zero tailpipe emissions and full-electric power day in and day out. While you eliminate every penny you'd pay at the pump, EVs need to be recharged before reaching the end of their charge range range. Some new electric models can travel over 300 miles on a single charge, and at-home charging hookups help to make the process more convenient than needing to venture to a gas station.

Benefits of Driving an Alternative Fuel Vehicle

Switching to alternative fuel vehicles provide many different benefits for Pittsburgh drivers like you. Lower cost of ownership, tax credits, and decreased spending on gas are just a few immediate changes for your alternative fueled vehicles.


  • Lower Cost of Gas
  • Tax Credits
  • Lower Cost of Maintenance (for EVs since there is no gas engine)
  • Better Performance (because of lighter vehicles)
  • Decreased Emissions
  • Ability to Charge from Home or Publically
  • Fast Charging Setup at Home
  • Exclusive Grants and Rebates for PA Residents

Jeep Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

The Jeep Brand SUV introduced two PHEV options: The Jeep Wrangler 4xe and the Grand Cherokee 4xe. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers an EPA-estimated 49 MPGe with a driving range of 370 miles. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe provides an EPA-estimated 56 MPGe, 375 horsepower, and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Chrysler Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid delivers a picturesque 520-mile driving range with its combination of gas and electric power. Increased interior space, entertainment, and functionality complement the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Also currently in production is the Chrysler AirFlow, the automaker's first fully Electric Vehicle.

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Get Your New Hybrid or Electric Vehicle at South Hills

So, are you ready to experience a more efficient way to drive in Pittsburgh? You can check out our collection of EV, PHEV, and Hybrid models at South Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT. Our expert sales associates will fill you in on features and packages for each selection we have available. You can experience convenient financing options online or stop by in person to speak with one of our representatives. The better way to drive is at South Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT.

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