Explore the Types of Electric Vehicles

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If you have been thinking about making the switch to a more fuel efficient vehicle for your Seminole commute, you can find great savings from the gas tank to the wallet, and minimize or eliminate your GHG emissions when you opt for an EV. There are several types of electric vehicles available that can help you make a smooth transition into a new kind of driving experience. But you’re probably wondering, “How many types of electric vehicles are there?” You may not have considered it, but hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are EVs. There are also battery powered electric vehicles and fuel cell electric models, but we’ll get into the details below. Learn more about each, then explore our new inventory today!

So, How Many Types of Electric Vehicles Are There?

We will be explaining the four distinct types of electric vehicles, and each has a different method of powering your model (the commonality being electric power) and offer unique perks to your Andrews commute. Here’s what you can expect from each of these models:

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles: This electric vehicle has an electric motor that operates in tandem with your combustion engine to power your vehicle. You’ll need some gas in your vehicle to operate, but you can still experience significant increases in fuel economy. 
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Plug-in hybrid models come with a powerful battery and motor. The battery of a plug-in hybrid needs to be charged at home, but it’s a great option for those looking to explore more fuel efficient models for the first time. These models operate on the battery power until it’s drained, then switch to the combustion engine. 
  • Battery Electric Vehicles: This is a fully electric model that you’ll think of in the sense of the word. Completely powered by a battery and electric motor, both being much larger than the previous two types. They need less overall maintenance and have much further electric ranges than that of a plug-in hybrid. There is no engine noise which significantly mutes your Midland travels, but you will want to invest in a home charger to be sure your vehicle is ‘fueled-up’. 
  • Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (Fuel Cell): Fuel Cell hybrid electric vehicles are not very common, as they are much more expensive and often are only available in certain locations due to limited charging stations for these cars. 

Types of Electric Vehicles: Significant Operating Parts

The different components and engineering of each type of electric vehicle distinguishes one from another. Look a bit further into those significant components that make up each type of model:

Hybrid Electric Vehicles:

  • Engine
  • Electric motor
  • Battery pack with controller & inverter
  • Fuel tank
  • Control module

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • Electric motor
  • Engine
  • Inverter
  • Battery
  • Fuel tank
  • Control module
  • Battery Charger 

Battery Electric Vehicles

  • ​​Electric motor
  • Inverter
  • Battery
  • Control Module
  • Drive train

Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (Fuel Cell)

  • Electric motor
  • Fuel-cell stack
  • Hydrogen storage tank
  • Battery with converter and controller

Explore the Various Types of Electric Vehicles for Sale at Tate Branch Hobbs

After reading over the different types of electric vehicles and getting familiar with their parts, explore them for yourself and upgrade your Andrews travels. Explore our offers and incentivesfor opportunities to save on your next vehicle. And, if you have any questions, our sales team is happy to answer any of them. You can also apply for financing and value your current trade-in online from home to get the car buying process started. Contact us online today for more information and to schedule your test drive at our dealership right here in Hobbs!

 

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