The sheer number of hybrids (HEV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV) vehicles in the market is bewildering. We get it. Luckily, DRIVEN Car Guide has all your electrified car needs covered!
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) run both an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor, allowing for a short (usually 50 to 100km) electric-only range for daily commuting, with the back up of ICE for longer trips.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) rely mainly on a combustion engine, but with the assistance of an electric motor and a small battery. Hybrids cannot be plugged in, with the ICE recharging the battery directly.