EVs are often similar to traditional gas-powered vehicles with one exception: you plug them into a power source in order to refuel. These are the two basic types of EVs:
- Travels 25-50 miles on a single electric battery charge, then switches to a gasoline-powered engine
- Typically about 30 percent better on mileage than conventional vehicles
Battery Electric Vehicle
- Often travel 200-300 miles, sometimes exceeding 300 miles, on a single charge; No gas engine, oil changes or emissions.
- A battery EV often saves from 50 percent to 75 percent on annual fuel costs compared to comparable gas-power vehicles