Electric vehicles 101

All-electric vehicles (commonly referred to as EVs or BEVs) don't use gasoline and instead have a large battery that powers one or more electric motors. 

There are 4 different types of electric vehicles:  

  • Battery electric vehicles (BEV) 
    • Powered by: Electric motor 
    • Fuel source: Electricity 
  • Plug-in electric hybrid vehicle (PHEV) 
    • Powered by: Electric motor and gas engine 
    • Fuel: Electricity and gas 
  • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles 
    • Powered by: Electric motor 
    • Fuel: Compressed hydrogen gas 
  • Hybrid vehicles 
    • Powered by: Gas engine and electric motor 
    • Fuel: Gas 

For more information on purchasing an electric vehicle visit EV Coloado’s website.

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