Electric Vehicle (EV)

How does an electric vehicle work?

An electric car (also known as a battery electric vehicle or EV) uses one or more electric motors to move the vehicle along a road. The motor(s) takes power from electricity stored in rechargeable batteries in the car.

Related Jargon

What is a battery electric vehicle?

A battery electric vehicle (BEV) uses the electrical energy from rechargeable batteries to power an electric motor (or motors).

What is a plug-in hybrid car?

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a vehicle that has a slightly larger battery than a regular hybrid, so it travels further just using electricity.

What exactly is a hybrid car?

A hybrid car is one that combines a petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. They tend to consume less fuel and emit less CO2 than a car with just a petrol or diesel engine.

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