Electric vehicles come in three major types. They are classified by the energy source they use and how much electricity they consume. The three main types are as follows.
Battery Electric Cars
They are also referred to as BEVs. They have no engine for gasoline and they come fitted with batteries that are rechargeable. The power that is reserved in the battery after charging is used to keep the vehicle and other electronics in the vehicle working. One of the reasons why they are liked by many people is the fact that they do not emit any hazardous fumes.
- BMW i3
- Kia Soul.
- Telsa x
- Rav 4 Toyota
- E-Golf Volkswagen.
- Hyundai Loniq
There are many others that are currently being produced, and if you are looking for a battery-electric car, you should do a lot of research so that you find a model that is within your budget and preference.
Plug in Hybrid
This is a type of electric vehicle where you can either plug it to an electric charger like you do with your phone and computer, or you can use the regenerative braking system where the stored energy is reconverted into use.
- Audi A-3 Etron.
- Fiat 500 e
- Hyundai Sonata
- BMW i8
When shopping for a plug-in hybrid, you should consider your daily usage of the car, and how fast you want your car to go. If you are a speed lover, you may find that the regenerative braking system might slow you down. Always compare the available options before settling.
These vehicles can be powered either by electric charging or fueling by gas. the car has a braking system that allows it to charge through the energy produced by the system. The main powering system is electric, but in instances where the car starts to build up speed, the gas system takes over.
Most of the hybrid vehicles will have the word “hybrid” on the model name.