Exploring Different Types of Electric Vehicles

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As you’re considering upgrading your current ride, you might be wondering just how many types of electric vehicles are there? There are a wide variety of electric vehicles on the market today from all different types of manufacturers to accommodate any need on the Cypress roads, so it’s no surprise that this segment has gotten so popular.



Not only is it costing drivers less in the long run by saving on gas, but there are the obvious environmental benefits. But there are also some surprising benefits that go beyond just how many types of electric vehicles there are. Get to know the different types of electric vehicles with Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and start shopping in Houston. Once you’ve found the one that works for you, then apply for financing online from the comfort of your own home!

How Do Electric Vehicles Run?

The different types of electric vehicles feature different components, which contribute to their unique performances on the road around Houston. Compare the most important features below to see what makes each powertrain stand out:

Hybrid Electric Vehicles:

  • Engine
  • Electric motor
  • Battery pack with controller & inverter
  • Fuel tank
  • Control module

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • Electric motor
  • Engine
  • Inverter
  • Battery
  • Fuel tank
  • Control module
  • Battery Charger

Battery Electric Vehicles

  • Electric motor
  • Inverter
  • Battery
  • Control Module
  • Drive train

Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (Fuel Cell)

  • Electric motor
  • Fuel-cell stack
  • Hydrogen storage tank
  • Battery with converter and controller

How Many Types of Electric Vehicles Are There?

As green technology expands, Jersey Village customers have more and more opportunities to experience the latest in eco-friendly driving. So, how many types of electric vehicles are there? There are four different types of electric vehicles: hybrid electric, plug-in electric, battery electric, and fuel cell. Take a look at how they differ:

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A hybrid vehicle runs on gas, but is supplemented by electric power. Fuel up as usual and the self-charging motor will get to work, boosting your fuel economy as you navigate town.
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Plug-in hybrid vehicles can be fueled at either a home port or a public station. These cars have a much larger battery than the standard hybrid design, and they offer the ability to run on pure electricity.
  • Battery Electric Vehicles: While hybrids run on a combination of gas and electricity, battery-powered EVs use electricity alone to power your travels. That means no more oil changes and no more trips to the gas station.
  • Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (Fuel Cell): The least common of the four different types of electric vehicles, Fuel Cell hybrid electric vehicles produce electricity using oxygen from the air and compressed hydrogen. Fuel Cell-specific charging stations are more limited currently than EV charging stations.

Experience the Difference that Electric Vehicles Can Make at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

It doesn’t matter which electric vehicle you’ve got your eye on, as we welcome you at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to experience the very best of the modern electric segment. Our team can introduce you to hybrids and EV models to suit your daily driving needs, so visit us in Houston for your test drive or contact us with your questions.


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