BEV OR EV Battery Electric Vehicles
A vehicle powered only by electricity. The vehicle is charged by an external power source and incorporates regenerative braking which helps to extend the available range.
E-Rev Extended Range Electric Vehicles
A vehicle which combines a battery, electric drive motor and an internal combustion engine (ICE). The electric motor always drives the wheels with the ICE acting as a generator when the battery is depleted..
PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
A vehicle which combines a battery, electric drive motor and an ICE. The battery has the ability to be charged from an external power source. The vehicle can be driven by the ICE, by the electric drive motor, or both together. This is a rapidly growing category and many manufacturers are offering popular models with this powertrain.