Category Archives: EV and Hybrid

View of three Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs parked

Check out the advanced AI & Autonomous Off-Road Driving Tech in Jeep® SUVs

Video: AI & Autonomous Driving in Jeep SUVs

Take your off-roading experience to a whole new level of tech-inspired fun with the latest futuristic feature offered by Jeep®. For over 80 years, the Jeep brand has been the epitome of off-roading vehicles with its sturdy mechanicals and power-packed engine specs. This year, the all-American SUV manufacturer has adapted to the latest artificial intelligence technology and installed it in two electrified Grand Cherokee 4xe models to test out the revolutionary autonomous off-road driving feature. Check out the video by Auction Direct USA in Raleigh, NC, to learn more.

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used 2020 Ford Explorer in blue

Where Can I Shop for Used Hybrid or Electric Vehicles in Raleigh, NC?

Used Hybrid or Electric Vehicles in Raleigh, NC

Recently, the automotive industry has witnessed an impressive surge in hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) popularity. Every vehicle enthusiast thinks of switching to electric as they offer exceptional fuel efficiency, dynamic performance, and cutting-edge tech, for a smoother driving experience. While purchasing a new hybrid or EV can be a heavy investment for some, there are several benefits to considering a used one. Luckily, our dealership is the right place if you’re looking for used hybrid or electric vehicles in Raleigh, NC. At Auction Direct USA, we offer a diverse selection of used hybrids and electric cars from renowned brands. Join us in this blog post as we delve into the advantages of acquiring a used hybrid or electric vehicle.

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2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid parked near a lake

Essential Driving Tips for Hybrid Vehicles

How to Efficiently Drive Hybrid Vehicles 

Hybrid vehicles have become immensely prevalent in recent years. This is mainly due to their fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness. However, a hybrid car can differ slightly from a traditional gasoline-powered one. Hybrids are designed to optimize fuel efficiency, and one of the best ways to do that is by driving smoothly. Take the time to read the owner’s manual and learn about the features of your hybrid vehicle. Understanding how your car works will help you get the most out of it. 

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Front three-quarter view of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime parked

Watch this video to learn how to charge your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Video: Charging the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

When the Toyota Prius stepped into the US streets a couple of decades ago, it received overwhelming acceptance in the hybrid vehicle category. In fact, the Prius was one of the pioneers of hybrid production vehicles. It paved the way for other manufacturers to get inspired by the cleaner and more efficient technology to be implemented in their vehicles. The 2017 Prius Prime is a stylish family four-door hatch that’s powered by a 1.8 four-cylinder hybrid engine that produces a combined 121 horsepower. Also, it can cover north of 50 MPGe, depending on driving conditions. Check out this video on charging your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime at Auction Direct USA in Raliegh, NC.

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The 2022 Toyota Prius

How to charge your Toyota Electric Vehicle with the Toyota App?

Charge Your Toyota Electric Vehicle with the Toyota App

In the rapidly growing demand for Electric vehicles in the US market, it is important to keep track of the technological advancements used to develop them. Toyota EVs are popular in creating a benchmark in their EVs with state-of-the-art digital and technology features to make the EV charging experience more convenient. The Toyota App is a handy tool for finding the nearest charging station to 300,000 charging locations across the US. Check out the video brought to you by Auction Direct USA to learn about using the Toyota App to charge your Toyota Electric Vehicle in Raleigh, NC.

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front view of a red 2022 Toyota Prius driving on a road

Are Used Hybrids Worth Buying?

Buying a used hybrid? Here’s what you should know

Hybrids are all the rage these days but buying a brand-new hybrid can be an expensive affair as they generally cost a few thousand dollars more than conventional gasoline-fueled cars. So, what should you do in such a case? Should you go for a cheaper alternative or look for something in the used car space? Is buying a used hybrid vehicle really worth it? Do used hybrids hold up well? If these are your concerns, you’ve come to the right place because, in this blog from Auctions Direct USA Used Vehicle Superstore in Raleigh, NC, we’ll tell you everything. So, keep reading.  

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