Published: September 2, 2011 11:41 AM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photo credit: Getty Images | Attendees look at the 100 percent electric, zero-emission Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) on display during the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nev. (Aug. 30, 2011)
—Battery electric vehicle: Also called a BEV. This is a vehicle powered solely or primarily by a battery or battery pack. You charge the battery and run the car. There's no gasoline engine or hydrogen fuel cell to kick in and provide more power when the battery is out of juice. And there is no tailpipe or emissions.
—EREV: Some automakers call vehicles that run on electric motors and battery...
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