Which is better, BEV or PHEV?
It completely depends on your business' electric fleet management requirements. One business may be prepared to take on a full transition to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), whereas another may not be as keen to move from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, so a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) fleet would be a better fit.
Ideally, most businesses should aim to have an entirely electric vehicle fleet as they are the most sustainable option due to the lack of tailpipe emissions, however, BEV production can still cause some emissions, namely from battery production. Despite this, BEVs are far and away the right choice for businesses looking for a near 100% sustainable fleet.
Alternatively, PHEVs still host an ICE engine, so regardless of their electric capabilities there will always be a considerable amount of tailpipe emissions, however, it’s still a more eco-friendly option than a regular ICE vehicle and a great transitional choice for businesses looking into electric.
What is the difference between BEV and PEV?
An entirely electric vehicle is referred to as a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Electric Vehicle (EV) for short. These vehicles don't need assistance from a different source of power because they just use batteries rather than ICEs.
Plug-In Vehicles (PEVs), are simply a sub-set of BEVs but are most commonly referred to as Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) which are an advanced version of the standard hybrid. They host an ICE engine alongside a chargeable electric motor and can travel further on electric power than that of a regular hybrid vehicle.
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