Electric Vehicle

A vehicle with one or more electric motors that provide the propulsion. The electrical supply doesn’t have to be a battery as it could be off-vehicle or from a generator.

EVs include:

  • road vehicles
    • electric bicycle
    • electric 3 wheeler
    • electric car – often called a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)
  • rail vehicles
    • trains powered via pantograph, diesel-electric and battery electric
  • electric boats
  • underwater vessels
  • electric aircraft
  • electric spacecraft

Hence, although a subset of Mobile Battery Applications this category also includes vehicles that use different sources of electrical power.