EV vs. Plug-In vs. Hybrid: What’s the Difference?

October 8th, 2022 by
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Automakers around the world are increasingly shifting towards electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid power trains, and Chevy is no exception. A broad range of new vehicle designs has come onto the market over recent years to meet the requirements of different customers. The three new types of cars we’re starting to see more on the…

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What Fluids Do Electric Cars Need?

September 13th, 2022 by
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When it comes to maintaining cars, electric vehicles are very different from traditional combustion engine vehicles. With combustion engines, oil changes are an important part of maintenance. Changing the oil keeps an engine running properly and prevents it from seizing. EVs don’t have engines, so they don’t use oil. Even though there is no need…

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What Is the Lifespan of an Electric Car?

August 26th, 2022 by
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As electric car technology is still relatively recent and dramatically improving with each generation, you might wonder how long the average electric vehicle (EV) will last. You can expect the average electric car powertrain not to require any major replacements or suffer any notable performance decline for at least 10 years, if not 20. If…

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Does Ohio Have Electric Car Tax Incentives?

August 14th, 2022 by
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To help the world embrace alternative energy sources, the federal government can offer rebates or other incentives when you buy an all-electric or hybrid vehicle. Additionally, some state governments have electric car incentives, so you may be able to get multiple discounts on your next electric car. Ohio does not have state-specific electric car incentives…

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Electric Car Battery?

July 20th, 2022 by
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Like with a traditional vehicle, an electric vehicle (EV) battery won’t last forever. As a current owner or someone looking to buy an electric car, it’s only natural to wonder what the replacement cost is. We at Sweeney Chevrolet are here to provide transparency through our comprehensive guide to EV battery cost. In addition to…

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EV Silverado vs. Ford F150 Lightning

June 16th, 2022 by
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Electric vehicles are rapidly becoming the new face of the auto industry, and even pickup trucks are getting an electric upgrade. The Chevrolet Silverado EV and the Ford F-150 Lightning are two of the first fully electric trucks, making them popular choices for customers looking for the power of a pickup with the savings and…

What’s the Difference Between Hybrid and Electric Cars?

March 6th, 2022 by
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If you’re interested in purchasing a hybrid or electric car, but aren’t quite sure which is the right choice for you, consider comparing the two to have a better idea of which one might better suit your needs and lifestyle. Knowing the answers to questions like how far they drive in a day, how much…

Do Electric Cars Have Engines? | How Do Electric Cars Work

November 11th, 2021 by
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Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. That’s because these cars come with many advantages, like quiet cabins, environmental friendliness, and reduced maintenance requirements. They also provide a great alternative for people who commute in the city daily. However, most people wonder how electric cars operate and if they have engines. This article…

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Chevy Bolt Maintenance Schedule | Electric Car Maintenance

October 24th, 2021 by
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV in 2LT trim, shown in Cherry Pop (GSK) exterior

The Chevy Bolt is an electric car powered by a 66 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It takes 10 hours to charge when connected to a 240-volt charging component, and it has a running span of 259 miles when fully charged. With an estimated weight of 3,563 pounds, the Chevy Bolt’s peak acceleration is about 93…

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2021 Chevy Bolt EV vs 2021 Nissan LEAF – Electric Car Comparison

September 9th, 2021 by
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Electric vehicles have made huge advancements over the last decade. What started as an option for those looking to go green now has blossomed into a market segment of stylish electric vehicles that are fun to drive and ultra-efficient. If you’ve been looking at electric vehicles in the Youngstown, Ohio, area, you’ve probably heard about…


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