PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid EV)
A Plug-in hybrid vehicle is similar to a hybrid vehicle in that is has both a battery and an internal combustion engine.
The plug-in hybrid differs to the petrol-hybrid in that the battery can be plugged into a socket to charge giving the driver versatility to charge directly from the electrical supply.
Typical PHEVs will have a battery range of approximately ten miles. After the battery range is utilised, the vehicle reverts to the internal combustion engine (ICE). The ICE can also be used to charge the battery to extend the vehicles EV range in some models; for example the Mitsubishi Outlander.