Exploring Greener Options from Honda

Helping our world stay green is an excellent goal for any modern driver. We are here to aid in that objective with our greener cars and SUVs. From future EVs to beloved hybrids, there is a lot to experience at our dealership in Oxnard.

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

Owning an EV

All About Electrics

An electric car switches the combustion engine out for a battery and a series of motors. This means you will replace your fuel consumption with a much cleaner source. The electric power also costs less, leading to savings that standard vehicles simply don't offer.

One of the main differences between the cars we all know and an EV is the charging aspect. Many new electric vehicles come with their own chargers that can be easily installed in modern garages. There is also a growing infrastructure of public charging stations, making it easier to own and operate an EV.

The Benefits of an EV

Electric vehicles are going to benefit you in a range of ways. Like we said before, these models operate on cheaper sources so that you can stay within your monthly budget with ease. However, one of the biggest benefits of an electric car or SUV is the lower carbon footprint. Throughout your daily drive, you can help keep our environment and community safer.

Learning About Hybrids

Unlike an electric car or SUV, a hybrid doesn't fully replace the combustion engine that we are all used to. These models simply add a more powerful battery to their systems. That leads to a more efficient use of fuel.

There are a handful of hybrid options in today's market. Standard hybrids, or mild hybrids, don't need an external charging source. These cars and SUVs utilize features like regenerative braking to keep their battery alive. You can also find plug-in hybrids, which do need external chargers. These models also often come with their own charging system or can be charged at public stations.

The Benefits of a Hybrid

Fuel economy is one of the leading benefits of this new technology. Due to the combination of combustion and battery power, your engine will utilize its fuel much more efficiently. That leads to a higher MPG rating, which is something any modern shopper can get behind.

The technology in hybrid cars is also a huge selling point. Besides the innovative powertrain, a hybrid often comes with cutting-edge entertainment and safety features. This is just the cherry on top of an already exciting purchase.

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending on 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.

Honda EV & Hybrid Options

Customers can find a wide range of hybrid Honda vehicles in our new and used inventories. One that many daily drivers enjoy is the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid. This sedan will make any commute more enjoyable with its elegant design.

For those that need a bit more room inside their next purchase, the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is an excellent choice. The interior is comfortable and spacious, ensuring you get it all in one beautiful package.

Honda is also known for innovation, and the upcoming EV from this manufacturer will prove that point with ease. The 2024 Honda Prologue is an all-electric SUV that will change the way you drive for the better. Throughout the exterior, you get these sophisticated lines and modern features. Inside, there are premium materials and innovative technologies that will make your drive a success.

Find Your Greener Drive in Oxnard Today

Whether you are looking for a greener drive or high efficiency, we are the dealership to visit. Stop by soon and explore our Honda options. We can walk you through our green inventory and you can select a model to test drive!

  1. DCH Honda of Oxnard

    1500 East Ventura Boulevard
    Oxnard, CA 93036

    • Sales: 805-790-9344
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Trees For Test Drives
Help Us Plant 100,000 Trees!

We've partnered with GreenCars, the Arbor Day Foundation, and Lithia and Driveway dealerships across the country to plant 100,000 long leaf pine trees across Eglin Air Force Base located in the Florida Panhandle. Between April 22nd and December 31st, we'll plant one tree for every qualifying test drive completed.

Here's how it works. After you take a test drive in an electric, hybrid, or 40+ mpg vehicle, scan the QR code located on the GreenCars hang tag inside the vehicle. Fill out and submit the short form telling us about your experience and we'll plant a tree on your behalf! It's that easy.

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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