Unlike conventional hybrids, Plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have both an electric motor and internal combustion engine. PHEV batteries can be charged by plugging into an outlet which allows them to drive extended distances using just electricity. Once the battery is depleted, the conventional engine turns on and the vehicles operates as a non-plug-in hybrid.
Battery electric vehicles (BEV’s) operate solely on electricity and are charged by plugging into an outlet or charging station. Since BEV’s do not utilize gasoline or diesel and are powered by electricity they are considered all electric vehicles.
Range-Extended Electric Cars (REEV, EREV, or REx) run solely on the energy from their batteries until the charge gets low. Once the charge is low, the gasoline engine switches on to recharge the battery. Range-Extended vehicles can be recharged or filled with gasoline.
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Public Use Charging Stations
You can now charge your electric vehicles around the City of Richmond. Please note that some charging stations are free to charge, and some are fee-based. Rates are subject to change based on private station owners.
To find residential chargers, public stations, high power stations or stations currently in use visit www.plugshare.com