Electric cars or EVs (electric vehicles) run on electric power alone. If the electricity used to charge their batteries comes from clean power sources, then an electric car can be even more eco-friendly than a hybrid or PHEV. EVs also have the edge when it comes to performance and running costs. Electric motors are not only more efficient than petrol engines – their power delivery is instantaneous, too.
And because electric motors don’t require servicing (there are no fluids to change or components to replace), an EV’s maintenance costs are considerably lower compared to hybrids and PHEVs, too.