EV Acronyms

A lot of new acronyms surrounding electric vehicles have seen the light over recent years. Here’s your cheat-sheet breakdown for ICEV, EV, BEV, HEV, PHEV, EREV:

ICEV – Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle (gas or diesel)

EV – The general classification for any type of electric vehicle

BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle

HEV – Hybrid Electric Vehicle (no plug)

PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

EREV – Extended Range Electric Vehicle (BEV with a small ICE generator to charge battery)

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