What are EV (Electric Vehicles)?

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle utilizes both electricity and gasoline to power the vehicle. PHEVs operate on electricity for a limited range before switching to a gasoline engine or motor for extended range. When operating the gasoline engine, a PHEV can operate like a traditional hybrid electric vehicle by using electricity alongside gasoline to achieve greater fuel efficiency.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles do not plug-in to an electricity source. Instead, they transfer the energy created through braking into electricity, which is then stored in a battery. Electricity then assists a traditional engine in achieving maximum fuel efficiency, minimizing operating costs. BEVs and PHEVs also employ regenerative braking. However, HEVs are completely dependent upon gasoline or diesel coupled with regenerative braking.