Types of Vehicles

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Types of Vehicles

There are three types of EVs on the road today:

Hybrid

Non plug-in

The most common type of EV available today, hybrids rely on two drive systems to generate their own electricity to feed their batteries. Nearly every major manufacturer offers many different models of hybrids for customers to choose from.

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Plug-in

A PHEV has both a rechargeable battery pack and a gasoline engine, and if the battery pack is depleted, the gasoline engine takes over. In Canada, Toyota, Ford, Porsche and BMW all offer PHEV options. 

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

Battery

BEVs are powered only by a rechargeable battery pack, nothing else. Without any gasoline, they generate zero emissions. Tesla, Nissan, Ford, Kia, Mitsubishi and BMW all offer BEVs to consumers in Canada.


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