Electric Vehicles (EVs) are notable models of alternative fuel vehicles. They are vehicles powered partially or fully by electricity. There are three types of EV (Electric Vehicles). We have the Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and Hybrid Vehicles. Each of the three has varying modes of application and benefits.
Battery Electric Vehicles
This vehicle is fully powered by electricity and it has no petrol engine. Because it is powered by electricity, it makes less noise and emits less carbon energy. Although they are more expensive to purchase, the cost of maintenance is less compared to an internal combustion vehicle. Model examples of Battery Electric Vehicles are the Ford Focus EV, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi MiEV, and the Tesla Model S.
Tesla Model S are a series of Battery Electric Vehicles. Thus, they are powered by an electric engine. Tesla Model S series are only a few of the furthest range and fastest acceleration electric vehicles with high performance. The Model S series with updated battery design, are capable of back-to-back, consistent 1/4 mile movements. It also has self-driving, route planner and high-impact protection features.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is a vehicle powered by both electricity and gasoline. It would be preferred over Battery Electric Vehicle in situations where charging points are not easily accessible. However, it may be less preferred when cost of maintenance is compared. Because it runs on petrol engine and electric engine, its cost of maintenance is higher than BEVs.
Also, its relative smaller electric battery usually runs out sooner and one loses its environmental and cost-maintenance benefit until recharge is possible.
The Toyota Prius is a pioneering hybrid vehicle which began in the late 20th Century. Its sales increased from a small 300 units in 1997, to 19,500 in 2000, and by April 2008, its total sales reached 1 million. By early 2010, the Prius total sales worldwide were projected to be about 1.6 million units. It has a reliable hybrid system, a hitch-free ride, and cost-friendly gasoline consumption. The Prius has two arrays of spacious seats, user-friendly designs, and large cargo room.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
A Hybrid Vehicle is very similar to a PHEV. However, while for PHEV, the electric engine and the petroleum engine run independently on different sources of energy, in the case of hybrid Vehicles, its electric engine is powered by its combustion engine. The disadvantages of a Hybrid Vehicle is that it is not as environmentally friendly as the BEV and the PHEV, it is not so cost-effective and not as powerful. Example of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle is Honda Accord Hybrid.
Honda Accord is a model example of Hybrid Electric Vehicles. It has great efficiency with an optimised safety system and trustworthy facilitated drive. It has a warranty of three years at optimised use.
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