Understanding EVs

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.

Owning an EV

Shop the Eco-Friendly Vehicles at DCH Freehold Toyota


Today's car shopping climate is heavily geared toward hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs).  If you have followed news in the automotive world, you'll know that many automakers are going all in when it comes to their hybrid and electric lineups.  The Toyota brand is no exception.  They have a wide variety of hybrid and EVs from which to choose.  DCH Freehold Toyota, located at 4268 Route 9 South in Freehold, NJ, is where you can find out all about these models.  If you are interested in seeing our current selection, you should come to visit our dealership in person, or shop with us online.

Why Should I Drive a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

There are many reasons why someone should consider driving an EV or hybrid car.  First, they offer a huge amount of relief at the gas pump.  With gas prices increasing, it is no wonder why so many folks are thinking of fuel-efficient options when they start shopping for a new vehicle.  EVs and hybrids can offer you the savings you are seeking when it comes to fuel costs.

Additionally, EVs have lower maintenance costs associated with them than their gas-powered counterparts.  Oil changes and many other car services are not needed when you buy or lease an EV.  There are also often federal and state tax benefits to owning an EV.  If you have any questions about those perks, you should reach out to your tax professional.  Overall, the savings associated with hybrid cars and EVs may be the right reason for someone to make the leap.

They also have environmental benefits.  Many EVs have zero emissions, while hybrid cars can help you reduce your carbon footprint.  With the world feeling the impact of climate change, it is no wonder why so many people are choosing to think hard about these vehicles when they start car shopping.

Check Out the Green Cars That the Toyota Brand Has to Offer

The Toyota brand has many environmentally friendly vehicles from which to choose.  You can find many of these choices when you shop with DCH Freehold Toyota.  In the event that we don't have what you want on our lot, we can help you place a custom order.  A custom order will get you exactly what you need from your EV or hybrid car.

Some of the hybrid or electric options you will sometimes find at our dealership include:

As you can see, the Toyota lineup has plenty of hybrid and EV options for drivers of all types.  It doesn't matter if you are looking for a car, truck, SUV, or minivan, the Toyota brand has a high-quality option waiting to assist you in being a more eco-friendly driver.  Contact our dealership if you have any questions about any of these vehicles.

DCH Freehold Toyota is Your Resource for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

We know that the field of hybrid cars and EVs can be a confusing one for many car shoppers.  The good news is that you have a great team ready to help you at our dealership.  Our sales consultants are quite knowledgeable about these vehicles.  Also, we have plenty of financing deals and lease specials, so you can find ways to save with your auto financing or lease.

Reach out to DCH Freehold Toyota, in Freehold, NJ, so you can arrange a test drive of one of our eco-friendly models today.

  1. DCH Freehold Toyota

    4268 Route 9 South
    Freehold, NJ 07728

    • Sales: 732-410-7780
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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.

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Common Questions

A federal tax credit 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.


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.

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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