Hybrid Repair In Las Vegas, NV

A Brief History of Hybrid Cars from German Motors

In cities like Las Vegas, we know that you care about the environment and may choose to drive a hybrid car. The first hybrid was created in 1899 by Ferdinand Porsche; it used a gasoline engine to supply power to an electric motor that powered the vehicle's front wheels. The demand for hybrids began to wane, however, when Henry Ford started the first automobile assembly line in 1904. Ford's ability to produce gasoline-powered cars and offer them at low prices dramatically shrunk the hybrid vehicle market. The popularity of hybrid cars didn't pick back up until the 1960s when the United States Congress introduced legislation that encouraged greater use of electric vehicles in an attempt to reduce air pollution. 

For the next 25 years, billions of dollars were spent in research and development for hybrid technologies. However, no viable hybrid alternative was created that would reduce the world's reliance on the affordability and power of gasoline-run vehicles. It wasn't until Toyota released the Prius in Japan in 1997 that a viable alternative to gas-powered vehicles was introduced. 

The Toyota Prius was released in the United States in 2000, giving hybrid technology the foothold it needed. In the years since its United States introduction, the Prius has become synonymous with the term "hybrid." In the coming years, though, the Toyota Prius would have some competition, as hybrid cars became popular in the era of ever-increasing environmental awareness. If you are in North Las Vegas, NV, Paradise, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Henderson, NV, Summerlin, NV, or nearby, you can bring your hybrid vehicle to German Motors.

Hybrid Cars Today

Steadily increasing in popularity, almost every car make now produces hybrid vehicles, including BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini Cooper. Here are some of the bestselling hybrid cars today:

  • BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Sedan: This sporty sedan combines a turbocharged gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total of 288 horsepower and an estimated 23 miles of electric range.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e Plug-in Hybrid SUV: This luxurious SUV offers a comfortable ride, plenty of cargo space, and an estimated 30 miles of electric range. It makes 315 horsepower thanks to its combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor.

  • MINI Cooper S E All-Electric Hardtop 2 Door: This electric MINI offers a peppy driving experience and a stylish design. It has an estimated range of 114 miles on a single charge. While not exactly a hybrid, it represents MINI's take on electric vehicles.

  • Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV: This high-performance SUV combines a powerful gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total of 457 horsepower. It also offers an estimated 14 miles of electric range.

  • Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro: This sleek sportback offers a comfortable ride, a spacious interior, and an estimated 22 miles of electric range. With a combined output of 362 horsepower, it's no slouch in the power department either.

Whatever hybrid you drive, you can bring it to German Motors in Las Vegas for repairs or services!

Your Reliable Shop for Hybrid Repair

Repairing a hybrid is not the same as repairing a gasoline-powered car. To achieve great fuel efficiency, hybrid and electric vehicles rely on a slew of parts, systems, and other automotive technology not found in conventional internal combustion vehicles. These parts include hybrid or plug-in batteries, electric motors, regenerative braking systems, and more. Bringing your hybrid to an auto repair shop that knows about your vehicle's specific parts and has experience in hybrid repair, particularly in hybrid battery rebuilding, is important. If you are in the 89109 area or nearby, that shop is German Motors. We specialize in BMW diagnostics and Mercedes-Benz diagnostics and can also perform routine services on your hybrid, such as regular maintenance and tune-ups.

Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:

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  • Years of Experience

We've been fixing cars since 1982, and our owner Danial Eros and technicians have years of automotive experience. Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with German Motors in Las Vegas today! You can do so online or by giving us a call at 702-696-0880. German Motors - Independent German Car Repair Professionals in Las Vegas.

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