Types of EVs

What Type of Electric Vehicles Are There?

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain popularity, consumers have a range of options to choose from. Below, we have outlined some of the most common types.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

BEVs are the most common type of EVs and are powered entirely by electricity from rechargeable battery packs. They do not have a gas engine and produce zero tailpipe emissions, making them an environmentally friendly option.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

HEVs use a combination of a gas-powered engine and an electric motor. The battery can recharge through regenerative braking, which captures energy that would otherwise be lost during braking. This energy is then used to assist the gasoline engine during acceleration.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

PHEVs also use both a gas-powered engine and an electric motor, and can partially recharge their battery through regenerative braking. However, they have a larger battery and can also be plugged into an electric grid for additional charging. They can travel a limited distance on electric power alone before switching to the gas engine.