Electronic Vehicle (EV)
An Electric Vehicle, or EV, operates using an electric motor rather than a petrol or diesel engine. When placed in “drive” mode, the vehicle accelerates like an automatic car, with power transferred from the battery to the electric motor.
EVs do not have gears and are always fully automatic. When the car brakes, the motor becomes an alternator, generating power that is sent back to the battery. There are two types of EVs: Pure Electric Vehicles (EVs) that run solely on electricity, and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Hybrids) that can also be run on petrol or diesel.
The distance an EV can travel on a full charge varies depending on several factors, such as weather, the number of passengers, driving conditions, and driving style. Advertised maximum mileage is based on ideal driving conditions.