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As gasoline and electrification options are increasing for consumers, many people are looking for information to understand how the new technologies work and if it’s right for them.
Depending of how electric vehicles works, in meaning of using electricity or gasoline we have three types of electric vehicles:
- hybrid electric vehicles (HEV),
- plug in-hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and
- complete-electric vehicles (EV).
Each of these types is designed to reduce or completely eliminate gasoline engine side.
What’s the difference between a HEV and a PHEV?
Or why is an HEV considered an EV?
1) First type is the hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).
Has two engines gasoline and electric.
This type use the moments of braking the car to charge small battery, with this gasoline engine works more efficiently.
This gives us the opportunity to drive longer distances with greater efficiency (pic.1).
2) Second option is plug in-hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).
This type works same as the hybrid electric car only has a larger electric motor and battery, it can use more electricity (pic.2).
We can fill this vehicle home and after a few hours we will have enough charge to use the electric motor for the journey to work, but there are more opportunities if untill the work we continue to travel to other places or long distance, this vehicle simply moves hybrid mode making it all the way effective.
3) The third option is complete-electric vehicles (EV).
They have a great battery and electric engine, without gas, emissions even a teill pipe. We fill this vehicle home and when it is full we have enough energy to do all daily activities (pic.3).
Perfect for everyday use and citi driving.
Ford offers some easy to understand explanations about electric vehicle technology with this video.
Basing on our lifestyle or driving habits we are able to choose the right electric car for us.