An extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) operates as a battery electric vehicle for a certain number of miles. After the battery has been discharged, a gas engine powers an electric generator for several hundred miles of ‘extended-range’ driving. A current example is the Chevrolet Volt.
"If the [electric] vehicle is plugged in every day, as recommended, it may be possible to drive 1000-2000 miles or more between fill-ups" (Plugging-In)
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Bob Lutz to Address the Nation's Utility Fleets on the Electrification of America's Auto Industry
Jun 6, 2012The nation's leading electric utility fleets are gathered together this week in historic Williamsburg Virginia, as they have done every year for the past 59 years.