Types of Electric Vehicles

By Adrian Castillo

If you’re in the market for a new electric vehicle (EV), there’s a lot you need to know. If you’re a first-time EV buyer, or even if it’s been a long time since you purchased your previous EV, you might not be up to speed on the different types of electric vehicles on the market today. There has been a constant stream of new innovations and updates to automobile technology, so it’s not surprising that your options are so wide-ranging.

Here are the basic types of electric vehicles to know before you get ready to make such a significant investment:

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

Battery electric vehicles are powered solely by an electric battery, meaning there is no gas engine. All of the car’s energy is generated from the battery pack, which is recharged from the power grid. These are popular investments among environmentally conscious consumers, as there are zero emissions from BEVs.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have both a gas engine and electric motor. Similar to standard hybrid cars, PHEVs recharge their batteries through the process of regenerative braking. Their batteries, though, are much larger than the ones you find in regular hybrids. As a result, these vehicles can travel anywhere between 10 and 40 miles before the gas engine kicks in to complement the battery. And, as you can tell by the name, these vehicles can also be plugged in to recharge.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

Like PHEVs, hybrid electric vehicles feature both a gas-powered engine and an electric motor. But unlike PHEVs, standard HEVs cannot be plugged in and only recharge through the process of regenerative braking.

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If you want more information about electric vehicles and the differences between them, or if you need a new hybrid battery for your current vehicle, reach out to the experts at Bumblebee Batteries today.


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