A 100% battery-powered Electric Vehicle that runs purely on electric power, stored in an on-board battery that is charged from mains electricity (typically at a dedicated chargepoint).
A BEV, or Battery Electric Vehicle, is a type of car that runs solely on electricity. It is powered by a rechargeable battery pack instead of a traditional internal combustion engine.
BEVs are gaining popularity in the UK as they produce zero tailpipe emissions, making them environmentally friendly and contributing to cleaner air quality in cities. They are also quieter to drive compared to petrol or diesel cars.
To charge a BEV, you can use public charging points or install a home charging unit. The UK government offers various incentives and grants to encourage the adoption of BEVs, such as the Plug-in Car Grant and exemption from certain road taxes.
With advancements in technology, the range of BEVs has been increasing, allowing for longer journeys between charges.