Electric-Drive Vehicles

Kendall Septon

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Electric-drive vehicles use electricity as their primary fuel or to improve the efficiency of conventional vehicle designs. These vehicles can be divided into three categories: Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), All-electric vehicles (EVs). Together, PHEVs and EVs can also be referred to as plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5400-70026

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102017-5045


  • electric vehicle
  • EV
  • HEV
  • hybrid electric vehicle
  • PEV
  • PHEV
  • plug-in electric vehicle
  • plug-in hybrid electric vehicle


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