What Does EREV Mean?

EREV means "Extended Range Electric Vehicle."

An EREV (or E-REV) is a type of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) that is powered by an electric motor, but which uses a small petrol or diesel generator to produce electricity to charge the battery when it is depleted.

Unlike a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), which uses either petrol or diesel fuel as the main power source for the engine and also has has a small electric motor, the petrol or diesel engine in an EREV never drives the wheels.

EREVs bridge what was perceived to be a gap between between plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) (i.e., completely electric cars). However, advances in battery power storage have now almost made EREVs obsolete.

EREVs are also known as "range-extended electric vehicles" (RE-EVs or REx).

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"Extended Range Electric Vehicle" is the most common definition for EREV on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Extended Range Electric Vehicle
4: Difficult to guess
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