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EV (Electric Vehicle)
An All-Electric Vehicle, commonly referred to as an EV or BEV (battery electric vehicle), has an electric motor, instead of an engine, and a traction (rechargeable) battery pack, instead of a gas tank. There are no exhaust emissions because EVs do not use fossil fuels to power their motors. The traction battery powers the electric motor and can be charged using Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also known as EV Charging Stations/EV Chargers.
PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
A PHEV has both an electric motor powered by a traction (rechargeable) battery pack and a traditional engine powered by gasoline. PHEVs can have zero exhaust emissions for short commutes and up to 50% less emissions for longer commutes compared to gas-powered vehicles. The traction battery powers the electric motor and can be charged using Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also known as EV Charging Stations/EV Chargers.
WHY CHOOSE ELECTRIC VEHICLES
NO EXHAUST EMISSIONS
EVs are powered solely by electric motors and rechargable battery packs. Since the motor does not use fossil fuels, EVs have a minimal impact on the environment.
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ARE LOWER
Service expenses are significantly lower in EVs as there aren't as many moving parts compared to gas-powered vehicles. Say goodbye to oil changes and hello to savings!
Due to its electric motor and more simplistic build, an EV produces instantaneous torque and better acceleration, creating a faster, more powerful and efficient experience for the driver.
BATTERIES ARE RECYCLABLE
EV batteries go through the same meticulous recycling process as batteries from cellphones and laptops. Canadian company, Li Cycle, utilizes a recycling method that enables the recovery of most metals which leads to less mining, and therefore, a decrease in GHGs and contaminated soil.
What is Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)?
Whether you call it an EVSE, EV Charger, or EV Charging Station, they all perform the same function - safely supplying electricity to the rechargable battery on board the EV/PHEV. There are 3 levels of EVSE (see Levels of EVSE chart ➡️).
Level 1 Chargers are typically provided with the purchase of an EV. They are portable and can be used in any standard 110V outlet; however, these chargers are quite slow.
Level 2 Chargers are the most ideal for charging at home as they typically charge an EV 5 to 7 times faster than a Level 1 Charger. They are convenient and can fully charge your EV overnight.
Level 3 Chargers, also known as DC Fast Chargers, provide rapid charging and are ideal for remote locations and high traffic areas.
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