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EV Driving Range

The average American’s commute is 32 miles roundtrip. Most EVs can go well over 100 miles on a single charge – more than covering typical daily needs – and the ever-growing network of public chargers makes it easy and fast to charge on the go! Here are just a few examples:

 

Battery Electric or Hybrid?

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) have one fuel source: electric batteries. Hybrids have two fuel sources: electric batteries and gas. The range of a vehicle depends on its fuel source (battery and/or gas), plus the power needs and habits of the EV driver.

Here are a few electric cars that demonstrate the variety in the EV market. This is not an all-inclusive list, so go forth and explore new and existing makes and models!

  • BEV Examples: Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt, Ford Focus Electric, BMW i3
  • Plug-in Hybrid Examples: Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Honda Accord Plug-in
  • Standard Hybrid Examples: Toyota Prius, Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Honda Insight, VW Jetta Hybrid