Last Updated: July 10th, 2020
American Solartechnics Cars
Specializing in affordable hybrid and electric vehicles
We at American Solartechnics have been working on hybrid and electric cars for almost two decades. We have experts who work with us to make sure that any problem can be resolved as affordably as possible.
***PLEASE NOTE! When you enter our address, 24 US Route 1, Stockton Springs, ME into Google Maps and other GPS services, it is, for some reason unbeknownst to us, showing directions to 24 US Route 1 in Kennebunk! Please do not go to Kennebunk looking for us, we will not be there! MapQuest will show you the correct directions to our location. We are right on Route 1, across the road from Just Barb's. Call us and we will make sure you come to the right place!***
***In response to COVID-19***
We want to assure our customers that we are taking the proper precautions to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We disinfect all commonly touched surfaces in our office and shop multiple times a day. All vehicles are cleaned with disinfectant prior to going up for sale. After anyone drives a vehicles, all commonly touched surfaces are disinfected. We are not making physical contact with customers, we are practicing physical social distancing, and have hand sanitizer available in our office and shop for our customers.
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Why buy a hybrid?
When hybrids came out, I was concerned about their complexity and durability. Toyota has proven that to be mostly a non-issue. Toyota and Ford hybrids tend to be very durable. Consumer reports have consistently found the Prius to be one of the most reliable cars year after year.
Of course, there is still a big battery to worry about replacing. In most cars, hybrid batteries tend to last well over 300,000 miles. Most hybrid repairs are routine for people who are experienced with these vehicles, and they are not outrageously expensive when maintained outside a dealership. Aftermarket hybrid batteries have considerably brought down replacement cost.
So, why buy a hybrid when gas is so cheap?
Well, because you will still use a lot less gas. Since the gas motor does not operate as much in a hybrid, the car's overall lifespan increases. And, when purchasing a used hybrid, you are not dealing with used car depreciation.
Oh, one more thing. Why do we sell Ford hybrids?
They are very good cars! They basically use a very similar drivetrain to the proven Prius, and, as an added bonus, they are usually all wheel drive!