Hyundai Electric FAQs

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Are you thinking about making an upgrade to an electric vehicle soon? Driving an electric car with low or no emissions makes sense between the high cost of fuel and concerns about the environment. At Suburban Hyundai, we know that many drivers are not familiar with all aspects of EV ownership, and we want to help you make your next EV purchase with confidence. What should you know about electric vehicles?

What is an EV?

An electric vehicle, or EV, is a vehicle that draws at least some of its power from a rechargeable battery. The battery’s power is used to propel an electric motor.

What are the Types of EVs?

You may think about an all-electric vehicle when you think of an EV. This is a vehicle whose exclusive source of power is a rechargeable battery. However, there are other types of EVs. A hybrid vehicle and a plug-in hybrid vehicle, for example, use a combination of power from an electric motor and a gas-powered combustion engine. Another type of electric vehicle is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, or FCEV. This option draws its power from hydrogen-based energy.

How Do You Charge an EV’s Battery?

If you have a hybrid vehicle, the battery attached to the electric motor will be recharged through regenerative braking. This means that the kinetic energy produced through braking will recharge the battery. Recharging is usually done at home through a 110-volt household power outlet or a 240-volt fast-charging unit for electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles. There are also thousands of charging stations that you can visit when you need to charge your EV on the road.

Learn More About Hyundai Electric Vehicles Today

Do you have other questions that our team can answer? Are you ready to get to know our current EV models? Contact Suburban Hyundai today to learn more.