What Exactly is an EV?

To put it simply, EV stands for electric vehicle. When you think about EV’s, you are probably thinking of a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), an automobile that runs purely on electricity and uses a rechargeable battery to power an electric motor.

Hyundai KONA Electric driving along the ocean
satisfied driver of a Hyundai electric vehicle

Yet there are actually several types of electrified powertrains available on the market today. BEV’s, as mentioned, are fully electric, yet there are also vehicles that combine an electric motor with a conventional internal combustion engine to create a Hybrid. Hyundai is currently the only manufacturer to offer all major electrified powertrains in production cars: Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Hydrogen Fuel Cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

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