HEV is an abbreviation for hydrid electric vehicles. A hybrid vehicle will draw its power from the electric motor at low speeds. When a driver increases the speed the car needs more power and the hybrid will then switch to its ICE, internal combustion engine. The switch causes the car to change from electric power to gasoline power. The main Fuel source is still gasoline for this vehicle, but the amount of gasoline is less when compared to an ICE vehicle.
What is a PHEV?
A PHEV stands for plug-in hydrid electric vehicles. A plug-in hybrid vehicle uses an electric motor to power all aspects of propulsion. The vehicle will use the electric motor until battery levels reach he predetermined battery state of charge (SOC). The vehicle will then enter into a charge sustaining mode.
What is a BEV?
BEV is a battery electric vehicle. It is a type of electric vehicle (EV) that uses chemical energy stored in rechargeable battery packs. Battery-electric vehicles use electricity as their only fuel therefore it is important