Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I get less money for a hybrid car than a battery electric or plug-in hybrid car?
The cleaner the vehicle you choose, the more money you can get. Battery electric cars are the least polluting cars and provide the most benefits for clean air, so California gives the most money for those. But hybrids and plug-in hybrids are also better for air quality than gas-powered cars. So no matter what car you choose — a hybrid, plug-in, or battery — you're helping keep our air clean.
Why would I get a hybrid car if I could get more money for a battery electric or plug-in hybrid car?
If you don't live near a charging station or have the ability to charge at home, a hybrid car may be the best option because it runs on gas. While you may not get as much money up front as other types of electric vehicles, there are many benefits to a hybrid. You'll save money on gas over time, and you'll be helping keep the air clean.
Will my insurance costs go up with a hybrid car?
Insuring a hybrid is just like insuring a regular gas car. The price of insurance will depend on the cost of the car, combined with other factors like your driving record, where you live, how much you drive, and your deductible. You can get quotes from your insurance company before you make the decision to buy.