Classification of the hybrid or electric power train vehicles is based on the type of power train implemented by the Automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). The popular terminology for categorization is Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), plug-in Electric Vehicles (EVs), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and the emerging Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs). Various options based on these conceptual power trains from all major OEMs are now available in the market. However, time has not come yet that any automotive OEM can claim the hybrid and electric vehicles as a substitute to gasoline/diesel vehicles.
Last date updated on July, 2014