Exploring Greener Options & EVs in Medford

A green drive is more important than ever before. Customers throughout the area can find and learn more about how to improve their efficiency at our dealership. We are happy to explain all there is to know about new hybrid and electric technology, as well as show you through our current options.

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.

All About EVs

An electric vehicle is going to change the way you drive by getting rid of the combustion engine we all know. It replaces this engine with a battery and a system of motors. That means you will get a fully-electric drive throughout every commute.

Customers also need to think about charging when making the switch to an electric model. Many EVs come with their own chargers that can easily be installed in your garage. There is also a growing infrastructure of public charging stations to make traveling easier with an electric car or SUV.

The Perks an EV has to Offer

Yes, you are going to get an impressive efficiency from any new electric car or SUV. This is not the only benefit, though. Customers also love all the modern technology offered throughout these models. Not only is your powertrain innovative, but you will also usually find larger infotainment centers and advanced safety features.

There are also fewer moving parts in an electric vehicle. This means fewer visits to your service center. That, along with the savings of switching to electric power, is sure to make a new EV a smart investment for any modern shopper.

Electric Options Available Here

The 2024 Honda Prologue will change the way you think about your next commute. This upcoming model is the first all-electric Honda SUV. From an excellent driving range to a look that will impress any modern driver, this 2024 Honda Prologue offers it all. You will not want to miss this exciting new Honda.

All About Hybrids

Hybrids, unlike electric vehicles, still utilize the power of a combustion engine. These cars and SUVs simply add a more powerful battery to improve that system. This helps your engine utilize its fuel more efficiently.

You can find many hybrid options in today's market. The first is a mild hybrid. This is a car or SUV that does not need an external charging source to keep its battery alive. Most mild hybrids utilize regenerative braking to charge their systems. There are also plug-in hybrids, which will need an external charger.

The Perks of a Hybrid Model

The main perk any hybrid car or SUV is going to offer is efficiency. These models offer a fuel economy that will blow you away. The savings that you will get from a new hybrid are enough to make it a seriously smart decision.

To further those savings, customers can qualify for some comprehensive incentives when buying a hybrid. This includes tax benefits and other possibilities. Ask one of our financial professionals about these incentives during your hybrid purchase.

New Honda CR-V Touring

Find Your Next Hybrid

Daily commuters love the new 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid. This elegant sedan will change your drive with its premium interior and stand-out design. There is also the new 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid for those that need a bit more space inside their next purchase. We are more than happy to show you around these new models during your next visit.

Visit Our Electric and Hybrid Inventory Soon

Whether you are looking for a new hybrid or electric vehicle, you can find it here. Our professionals are more than excited to share all there is to know about this new tech. Visit soon and get your shopping process started the right way.

Owning an EV

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.

  1. Lithia Honda in Medford

    4095 Crater Lake Hwy
    Medford, OR 97504

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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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