All EVs feature a rechargeable, high voltage battery which powers an electric motor. The three EV designs which are hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and all-electric vehicles which are also just called EVs. Here are the key things that differ between the three.
A gas engine and an electric motor work together to power the vehicle.
A hybrid does not need to be plugged in as the battery gets charged while the gas engine is running. It also uses regenerative braking to capture energy used during braking.
Plug In Hybrid
A plug-in hybrid operates like a hybrid vehicle but has a higher capacity battery that allows you to go further on battery power.
You can recharge the plug-in hybrid battery by plugging it into a wall outlet or a charging station.
An EV or all-electric vehicle operates by electric motor using battery power. There full EVs have no gas engine.
The high-voltage, high-capacity battery charges when plugged into a wall outlet or a charging station.