43,282 34,336 27,081 20,948 9934 9039 4762 3015 2462 1108 9.6 22.8 1.4 0.7 0.4 2.6 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 If it comes with a cord it’s a plug-in but this catch-all name covers several distinct types. Here’s what the labels mean. EV For electric vehicle. Battery is the sole source of energy to drive the car. Leaf, Tesla Model S. BMW i3, Nissan RANGE EXTENDER EV Electric vehicle with an on-board fuel-burning generator set. This sends current direct to the car’s electric motor when battery charge is almost exhausted, greatly increasing driving range.
BMW i3 has a range extender option. PHEV Plug-in hybrid vehicle. Petrol or diesel hybrid fitted with a larger battery pack to enable electric-only driving, typically 30km-50km. In Australia: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.