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Definition: electric vehicle types


Following is a summary of the different kinds of electric vehicles (EVs) on the market. See electric vehicle.

 ---NO GAS TANK---

   Charging Only
   EV/BEV - Battery Electric Vehicle
    i.e. Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt


 ---HAS GAS TANK---

   Runs on gas or battery
   No Charging
   HEV  - Hybrid EV
    i.e. Toyota Prius, Honda CR-V

   Runs on gas with electric assist
   No Charging
   MHEV - Mild Hybrid EV
    i.e. Ford Puma, Land Rover Evoque

   Runs on gas or battery
   External Charging
   PHEV - Plug-in HEV
    i.e. Toyota Prius, Honda CR-V