WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE?
Electric vehicle, or EV, refers to any vehicle with a plug and relies partially or solely on electricity. All-electric cars, sometimes called “BEVs” have an electric motor and store power in a lithium ion battery.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles, sometimes called PHEVs, have both a battery and electric motor, as well as a back up gasoline tank and engine.
EVs do not, however, include hybrid cars. Hybrid vehicles can only be refuled with gasoline, although they do leverage battery technology to improve their fuel efficiency and get better gas mileage.