Electric and PHEV Research

This page is dedicated to helping you learn more about the Pure Electric and Plug-in Hybrid cars and SUVs near Chicago. You'll learn more about the BMW, MINI, Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai and Genesis Electric and PHEV lineups, how to maintain and service your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, how and where to charge your PHEV and electric vehicle, you'll learn about the batteries and warranties, and just how much you can qualify for on federal tax credit by simply switching to driving an electric or plug-in hybrid.

Our team at Patrick Cars can answer any questions that you have about the lineup and help you determine what model best fits your needs and lifestyle. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 847-605-4015 or simply contact us and a member of our Patrick Direct Sales Team will reach out to you.

Electric and PHEV Lineups

BMW Electric and PHEV

The BMW EV lineup includes: BMW i4 eDrive40, BMW i4 M50, BMW iX, and coming soon BMW i&

The BMW PHEV lineup includes: BMW 330e Sedan, BMW 530e Sedan, and BMW X5 xDrive45e SUV

Cadillac Electric and PHEV

The upcoming Cadillac EV lineup includes: Cadillac LYRIQ. There are no additional EV models announced as of yet.

Currently, there are no Cadillac PHEV models announced as of yet.

Jaguar Electric & PHEV

The Jaguar EV lineup includes: Jaguar I-PACE.

Currently, there are no Jaguar PHEV models within their lineup of vehicles.

Hyundai Electric & PHEV

The Hyundai EV lineup includes: Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai IONIQ Electric and Hyundai IONIQ 5. 

The Hyundai PHEV lineup includes: Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid.

MINI Electric and PHEV

The MINI EV lineup includes: MINI Electric, also known as MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door.

The MINI PHEV lineup includes: MINI Cooper SE Countryman.

Volvo Electric and PHEV

The Volvo EV lineup includes: Volvo C40 Recharge and Volvo XC40 Recharge

The Volvo PHEV lineup includes: XC60 Recharge, XC90 Recharge, V60 Recharge, S60 Recharge, S90 Recharge

Land Rover Electric & PHEV

Currently, there are no Land Rover EV models within their lineup of vehicles.

The Land Rover PHEV lineup includes: Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid.

Genesis Electric & PHEV

The Genesis EV lineup includes: Electrified Genesis G80 and Genesis GV70. There are no additional EV models announced as of yet.

Currently there are no Genesis PHEV models within their lineup of vehicles.

What's the Difference Between a Hybrid and a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Car, Truck or SUV?


  • A vehicle is a hybrid if it's 100% gasoline-fueled but doesn't rely solely on its gasoline engine for propulsion (defined as the action of driving or pushing forward). Hybrids have electric motors that sometimes power the car in order to delay the gasoline engine and save fuel. At times, both systems work together for added power. Electric motors function as generators when you press the brake.
  • Hybrids get energy at the same time from a gasoline engine and an electric motor. The engine and motor work together to power the car. The engine also uses gasoline to help recharge the battery which powers the electric motor.
  • Hybrids use gasoline engines to keep batteries charged as you drive. There is no need to plug them in.

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

  • PHEV's use a gasoline engine and an electric motor, but in different ways. A plug-in hybrid primarily uses its electric motor, which is powered by the battery. A plug-in hybrid won't use gas until the battery runs out of power. A plug-in hybrid uses its engine as a backup plan.
  • PHEV's can be plugged into a 120-volt household outlet or a 240-volt charging unit (or wall charger). A plug in-hybrid can be driven on pure electric power without burning any fuel.
  • A PHEV has a much larger battery and a means to recharge it using an external power source. A PHEV acts like an electric vehicle with the gasoline engine not being used when it's battery has to charge. The engine comes on when the battery runs down which allows the vehicle to continue as a regular gasoline hybrid. It also uses regenerative braking to save fuel.

How and Where to Charge Your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid BMW, MINI, Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai or Genesis?

If you're wondering just how long it'll take to charge your car, truck or SUV - the simple answer is that it depends on the charging equipment you use and the electric installation that you have at home. For regular and shorter charging times at home, Patrick Cars recommends a Wallbox. Depending on the make of your vehicle, the OEM has a specified Wallbox that they recommend for their vehicles.

Charging in a Standard 120V Wall Outlet

Each vehicle comes with a power cord, also known as an Occasional Use Cable, standard. This power cord connects to the normal wall outlet in your home. The power cord is helpful for when you need a quick emergency charge at your home; although it does take a lot longer to charge your vehicle.

* A brand-specific charging cable comes standard with each OEM's Electric or Plug-in Hybrid car, truck or SUV. No additional equipment needed.

Home Charging via 240V Wallbox

For the ultimate in convenience, charge your car parked overnight at home with a Level 2 home charging system. For the best experience in charging your vehicle at home, each brand recommends a specific Wallbox that they're partnered with.

* Purchase separately. You can order a manufacturer supplied BMW Wallbox here or you can order a ChargePoint Home Flex here. Requires hardwired installation and may require electrical upgrades depending on your electrical panel capacity.

Public Charging

There may be times where you want to charge your car, truck or SUV while you're out and about. By having an electric or hybrid vehicle, you can access over 35,000 chargers nationwide. Depending on the OEM, you may have access to a specific app or you can use Google Maps or Apple Maps and find the nearest facility to you as well as pricing. Depending on the facility, you may be able to use DC fast charging; however, it's generally charged at a higher rate due to the faster charge. (Pictured above: BMW Charging app.)

*For public charging within Chicagoland, we've seen average prices of $1-$4 for about 2 hours of charging time. However, it depends on the individual unit's owner to determine pricing.

Essential Parts For Your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

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Maintenance/Service of Your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Car, Truck or SUV

Electric or Plug-in Hybrid vehicles need to have their service done regularly, just like a vehicle that uses gasoline. Be sure to follow your manufacturer's recommended service intervals. Keep in mind that detailed inspection and repairs should only be performed by an authorized BMW, MINI, Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai or Genesis shop. At each of our facilities, our team is certified in all of our makes due to constant training by the OEM, so you can be sure to trust us with your electric or plug-in hybrid car or SUV. WARNING: Do not do any repairs on the vehicle yourself. Electrical cables and/or components that have come loose may only be corrected by an authorized workshop. Schedule service today!

Warranties for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

BMW, MINI, Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai and Genesis all have their own individual warranties on their new vehicles as well as the battery that is housed in their electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. If you'd like to learn warranty-specific information, please choose a store below.

You Can Qualify for a Federal Tax Credit on New All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Owning a BMW, MINI, Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai or Genesis plug-in hybrid or electric comes with many financial incentives.

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which amends the current U.S. EV tax incentives. Under the amended law, only qualified EVs and PHEVs assembled in North America will be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.

In addition to other state incentives such as rebates, tax credits and grants. You could also save up to $1,500 in fuel costs within five years.

Credits for New Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After

If you buy a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit as well. Find out if you qualify.

If you have questions regarding rebates, tax credits and grants regarding our brands Electric of PHEV models talk to your tax consultant.

Visit one of our Patrick Cars locations near Chicago and Batavia to come and see the Electric or Plug-in Hybrid car or SUV of your choice, or simply call us to learn more today!
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