Types of Electric Vehicles
A brief overview of EV options
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
Powered solely by an electric battery, with no gas engine parts. Most BEVs are capable of fast charging and L2 charging. Zero emissions.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
Similar to a Hybrid, but with a larger battery and electric motor. Has a gas tank and a charging port. Can charge by using L2 chargers.
EVgo Fast Charges All Battery Electric Vehicles
EVgo's more than 800 fast charging locations serve all fast-charge capable EVs on the market today.
Current fast-charge capable EV models are listed below:
EVgo customers also have access to 1000+ EVgo L2 chargers as well as thousands of L2 chargers hosted by EVgo partners.
Source: fueleconomy.gov (3/25/2020)
Learn More About BEVs
Battery Electric Vehicles, also called BEVs and more frequently called EVs, are fully electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries and no gasoline engine. All energy to run the vehicle comes from the battery pack which is recharged from the grid. BEVs are zero emissions vehicles, as they do not generate any harmful tailpipe emissions or air pollution hazards caused by traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Some popular EV models are pictured here and a full list of available fast charging EV models is available in the chart above.
Learn More About PHEVs
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, or PHEVs, have both an engine and electric motor to drive the car. Like regular hybrids, they can recharge their battery through regenerative braking. They differ from regular hybrids by having a much larger battery, and being able to plug into the grid to recharge. While regular hybrids can (at low speed) travel 1-2 miles before the gasoline engine turns on, PHEVs can go anywhere from 10-40 miles before their gas engines provide assistance. Once the all-electric range is depleted, PHEVs act as regular hybrids, and can travel several hundred miles on a tank of gasoline. All PHEVs can charge at an EVgo L2 charger, but most PHEVs are not capable of supporting fast charging.
Audi A3 E-Tron • BMW 330e • BMWi8 • BMWx5 xdrive40e • Chevy Volt • Chrysler Pacifica • Fiat 500e • Ford C-Max Energi • Ford Fusion Energi • Hyundai Sonata • Kia Optima •Mercedes C530e • Mercedes S550e • Mercedes GLE550e • Mini Cooper SE Countryman • Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid • Toyota Prius • Volvo XC90 TB
Learn More About HEVs
Hybrid Electric Vehicles, or HEVs, have both a gas-powered engine and an electric motor to drive the car. All energy for the battery is gained through regenerative braking, which recoups otherwise lost energy in braking to assist the gasoline engine during acceleration. In a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle, this braking energy is normally lost as heat in the brake pads and rotors. Regular hybrids cannot plug into the grid to recharge and cannot charge with EVgo.
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