Although similar, PHEVs and HVs have differences in charging methods that you should consider. Unlike HVs (hybrid vehicles), which only have internal means, PHEVs (plug-in hybrid vehicles) can also use the charging station to recharge its battery.
Unfortunately, even PHEV owners are also at the mercy of EV pain points, such as slow acceleration and lack of availability. Aside from making your home heating system more efficient, maintaining your PHEV also means making sure the station you already own is working.
When inspecting a plug-in hybrid’s charging system, be sure to check the cables or connectors for any signs of fraying or damage. Additionally, if your recorder is no longer working, have it checked by a professional.
To prevent damage to your PHEV, you should consider replacing it if you notice that its charging is not stable. If the budget allows, you can also look into powering your battery with more environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels, such as solar panels.
If you find that there is a problem with your transmission, you should send it in for repair. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to go completely on ICE as there are ways to find free EV stations near you. Alternatively, there are several ways to save money when charging your EV, such as using EV chargers that charge one minute before your next trip.