Electric Vehicles

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What is an Electric Vehicle? (EV)

The definition of an electric vehicle (EV) is a vehicle that is propelled by one or more electric motors. Electric vehicles predominantly only have a single power source which is battery storage, charged via plug-in chargers.


What types of Electric Vehicles are there?

Plug-in hybrids (PHEV)

A vehicle which can switch between battery or fossil fuel, these are also charged via plug in chargers. Typically they have smaller batteries and electric charge only ranges between 10-40 miles. When run on fossil fuels they will have the same range as a comparable petrol/diesel vehicle.

Hybrid (HEV)

These are vehicles which do not plug in to charge and have a smaller battery which are charged whilst driving. Think Toyota Prius.

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

Vehicles solely powered by an electric battery with no fossil fuel engine parts.


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