Beyond Tesla:

Who Else Is Leading the EV Revolution?

There are three basic types of electric cars. Some run fully on electricity, while others still rely somewhat on gas.

The three main types of electric cars are plug-in electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid electric. Let’s take a look at each one more closely.

Plug-in electric vehicles get all of their power from being plugged into a power source. They are fully electric and don’t need any gas to run. An example of a fully electric car would be the Tesla Model 3.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Plug-in hybrid vehicles run primarily on electricity and the charge from being plugged in. However, unlike plug-in electric vehicles, they also have an option to add gas or diesel if you run out of charge. An example of a plug-in electric vehicle is the Ford Escape PHEV.

These run mainly off gas but have an electric battery that is recharged through braking. You can switch between using gas and electricity depending on the vehicle’s speed.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Ford Electric Vehicles

Ford has only a few options when it comes to fully electric cars. Their first ever was the Ranger, which rolled out in 1998. Since then, Ford has produced a fully electric Focus and Mustang, and the long-awaited F-150 is on the way.

They have a range of options for electric vehicles, but their most popular by far is the ID.4, an electric SUV. They also offer the Golf and Passat versions with a plug-in hybrid.

Volkswagen Electric Vehicles

Other Electric Vehicle Options

There are many other options for electric cars beyond just these two brands. Kia, Chevy, Honda, and many others make great options for electric vehicles that could be added to your list of options.

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