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Understanding The Three Types Of Electric Vehicles

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 25, 2022 1:13:19 PM

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
Electric Vehicle

By now you’ve heard of electric vehicles and how they are beneficial to the environment. If you’re considering buying one for any reason, your research might have led you to the reality that there are a few different types to choose from. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to electric vehicles. We’ve provided you with a basic understanding of the three main types of electric vehicles to help you get started.

Fully Electric Vehicles

The first type is a fully electric vehicle. This type is what most people think of when it comes to electric vehicles. Tesla vehicles are a good example since those are the type the company produces. There are no other operating features with fully electric vehicles and the only source of power comes from electricity. It’s largely the most popular type of electric vehicle, but this could change in the coming years as consumers will have other options to choose from.

Plug-In Hybrid

The plug-in hybrid vehicle is one you can plug in to charge the battery and the car runs solely on the battery until the battery is depleted. At that point, the gasoline motor kicks in and the car runs on the gas until the battery is charged. The major benefit of the plug-in hybrid is you won’t have to worry about being stranded if your battery goes out since you can simply fill the vehicle up with gasoline and continue driving.

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Fuel Cell Electric

Fuel cell electric vehicles are not nearly as prominent as the other two types. It’s powered by hydrogen and the technology has come a long way in recent years. Production and sales of fuel cell electric vehicles have begun in California, so we could start seeing more of them across the country in the near future. The unique thing about this type of electric vehicle is instead of plugging it in to charge, you fill it up with hydrogen gas to power the electric motor. 


DeBoer’s Auto can help with any questions you might have about electric vehicles. Many people simply look at the price tag of a new electric vehicle and make their buying decision based on that. While that is a major factor, there are plenty of other things to consider as well. Think about your driving habits now and what they could be in the future. It all comes down to purchasing the right vehicle for your needs so you can drive with peace of mind. For more tips and advice about electric vehicles and factors you should think about, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.