Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV)

A vehicle powered by a battery with an fuel powered generator on board.

 

Extended range vehicles are like Pure-EVs in that they only run on electricity but have a shorter battery range of around 40 miles. The range is extended by an on-board generator which itself runs from petrol or diesel. This allows the EREV to provide many additional miles of mobility. 

Alternative descriptions:

  • Range Extended Electric Vehicle (RE-EV)

  • Series hybrid