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Types of Electric Vehicles

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Choosing an Electric Vehicle

We’re here to try and simplify things for you. The below section will help you better understand the various types of electric and hybrid vehicles in the market today!

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

Battery Electric Vehicles, often referred to as BEVs, are fully electric vehicles meaning they are powered solely by a rechargeable battery.  A Battery Electric Vehicle does not have a traditional combustion engine therefore are significantly quieter than conventional vehicles.


Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles, also known as PHEVs consist of both an electric battery along with an accompanying internal combustion engine (ICE), both capable of powering the car independently.  The battery can only be replenished by ‘Plugging-In’ the car to a suitable charge point, hence the term ‘Plug-In Hybrid’.  Once the electric power has been used, the traditional ICE engine takes over.  Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs) are often the first step towards switching to a full battery electric vehicle (BEV)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

Hybrid Electric Vehicles, also known as HEVs or Self Charging Hybrids have an electric motor that selectively powers the engine. However, unlike the Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs), it is not possible, or required, to plug the battery in to an external power supply to replenish the battery. 


Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV)

Mild Hybrids are typically vehicles that have both a traditional internal combustion engine alongside an electric machine/generator

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