All Flavors Of Electric Cars and Trucks - Plus +VIDEO "Who Killed The Electric Car" Movie EDTA promotes hybrid, plug-in hybrid, extended-range, battery, and fuel cell electric technologies. Vehicle Descriptions Hybrid Electric VehicleA hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) uses both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine to propel the vehicle. Hybrid Electric VehicleA plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) uses electricity obtained by plugging into the grid to power an electric motor, and similar to a pure hybrid, also utilizes an internal combustion engine. Extended Range Electric VehicleAn extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) operates as a battery electric vehicle for a certain number of miles and switches to an internal combustion engine when the battery is depleted. Battery Electric VehicleA battery electric vehicle (BEV) is powered exclusively by electricity from its on-board battery, charged by plugging into the grid. Fuel Cell VehicleA fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) converts the chemical energy from a fuel, such as hydrogen, into electricity.