Plug-in EVs are vehicles that can be plugged in with an electric power cord and get some or all of their energy from electricity, instead of gasoline. There are two main types of plug-in electric vehicles: an all-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. All-electric vehicles have a rechargeable electric battery and rely on electricity as their sole source of fuel. They have ranges up to 100 miles and are sufficient for nearly all commuting and daily driving needs. Plug-in hybrid EVs have a rechargeable electric battery and are supplemented with a gasoline tank for flexibility of extended range.
Which option is best for me?
ALL ELECTRIC (Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Volkswagen E-Golf)— On the cutting edge of EV technology, these vehicles have a battery range up to 240 miles. They are an ideal use case for commuters who have a short to moderate length commute, a charger at their workplace, or access to a second vehicle. All commercially available vehicles can get you to and from Boston without the need the recharge. There are some types of all-electric vehicles that offer an extended range option. The extended range option vehicles contain a small internal combustion engine that will kick in to charge the battery when the battery goes to empty. PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC (Chevy Volt, Ford CMax Energi, Ford Fusion Energi)— These EVs have a rechargeable electric battery as well as a gasoline tank, which will be used only once the battery is empty. These are great options for folks who need the flexibility of extended range or who frequently travel more than 80 miles by car in a day.
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