Electric Vehicles on the Market
July 1, 2021
Electric vehicles have many advantages over gasoline-powered cars including better fuel economy, lower maintenance costs, zero emissions, and less pollution.
Thinking of going electric? Check out our fact sheet on buying EVs, part of our Plug It In, NY campaign. Learn about the different types of EVs, how to buy a used EV, and the best in class as far as range, safety, and cost go.
BEVs, or battery electric vehicles, run on electricity and use an electric motor, battery, and plug instead of an internal combustion engine, gas tank, and pump. Cars with higher battery capacities tend to be able to go longer distances without needing a charge.
PHEVs, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles run on both gas and electric power, and just like BEVs, are plugged in to recharge their batteries. When out of charge, PHEV models switch to hybrid mode, which gives them a longer range than most BEVs.
With a greater variety on the market and prices decreasing, used EVs are also an option. We suggest buying a certified pre-owned EV, making sure to test drive it, and looking for a car with a battery warranty.< Back to Publications
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