Battery electric cars, such as the Model Y, have only one option.


Although most cars still need a trip to the gas pump, things are changing with many options. To reduce the number of stops at the gas station, you can find cars with hybrid systems or opt for an electric car. In some places it is beneficial to own a fuel cell vehicle, but you need to know about hydrogen filling. Basically, there are many choices.

All of this may be confusing, but I’m here to help you understand the difference between medium-blend, blended, and other variants. And by the way, it has nothing to do with spices. Read below to see what makes your electric vehicle or anything else attractive, when we classify each type of electric vehicle, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, so that you can make the best purchase decision for your electric vehicle.

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Yes, even trucks are in the mix.

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Mild mix

A hybrid system is the easiest and most cost-effective way to add electric drive train components to an internal combustion engine. In a mixed-use system, ICE often shuts itself off when there is no load, such as descending or standing on a hill. The mixing system allows ICE to be restarted instantly and can enhance auxiliary systems on vehicles such as stereo or air conditioning. Some hybrid systems show renewable braking or provide support or recharge for ICE power, but not all are powered by electricity.


  • It can generate many car electrical systems.
  • The brake start system saves fuel when idle.
  • The turbine delay can be reduced by rotating the charger until the engine increases.
  • Light weight compared to other electric vehicles.
  • Low complexity.
  • Low cost.


  • Increased cost and complexity with internal combustion-only engines.
  • No full-EV mode.

OG mix.

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Series hybrid

A hybrid hybrid – also known as hybrid power or parallel hybrid – is what many people think of when it comes to hybrid vehicles. They use reduced ICE to provide power in high speed and high load conditions, and battery-electric systems to operate the vehicle at low speed and low load conditions. This allows ICE to operate in a good efficiency range, thus ensuring excellent fuel economy, especially in urban driving conditions.


  • Excellent speed at city speed.
  • Gasoline-powered ICE for long-distance (and long-haul) trips.
  • Provides good agreement between efficiency, usability and overall cost.


  • The price is usually higher than the ICE-compliant vehicle.
  • Increasing efficiency means reducing energy output.

The RAV4 Prime has a lot of power for it.

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Plug-in hybrid

The plug-in hybrid is the next logical step from the serial hybrid system. These cars have the ability to travel long distances with only electric power and move to the next full electric vehicle. Instead of relying solely on ICE and battery-powered braking, the plug-in unit comes with a built-in power supply, which eliminates remote stress. Another area where plug-in hybrids differ from micro-hybrids or serial hybrids is the size of their battery pack. This gives them an extended EV-only range.


  • Region: Extension The range of battery electric vehicles has increased due to the fuel engine.
  • Low purchase price compared to BEVs.
  • Low running cost compared to a series of hybrids.


  • It is more expensive to buy than a series of hybrids or hybrids.
  • Larger battery packs mean more weight.
  • More complex than minor hybrids.

Everyone knows Model 3.

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Battery electric

Battery electric vehicles usually look like a big battery with at least one electric drive motor. Oh, and a lot of complex software to manage thousands of cells that contain that big battery. Mechanically, even the simplest multi-cylinder internal combustion engine has hundreds of moving parts, so BEVs are the most complex of all the vehicles we cover. Thanks to innovation from innovative companies such as Tesla and General Motors and Nissan, clean electric vehicles are on the rise.


  • Mechanical simplicity means less maintenance than ICE.
  • Tone fast rotation.
  • It’s almost a security operation.
  • Electricity is cheap now.
  • There is no tail pipe, so there are no leaks and leak tests.
  • Low gravity center is great for vehicle handling.


  • More expensive than the same size hybrid or ICE vehicles.
  • Limited region.
  • Long charging times.
  • Charging station infrastructure is still coming.
  • It is useful for many people unless you have a 240-volt level 2 battery in your home or parking lot.
  • Heavier than vehicles of the same size.
  • Uncertain environmental impact on battery discharge at the end of life.

Hyundai Nexo is only available in selected locations.

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Hydrogen fuel cell

A fuel cell takes hydrogen and oxidizes it, generates an electric charge, then enters the battery and uses electric motors. This technology has been used in automobiles for a few decades, but due to price, spare parts, and relatively lack of infrastructure, many companies still do not. Over the past few years, a lack of technology has made hydrogen FCCs commercially viable, and we are beginning to see more demand from manufacturers such as Honda and Hyundai.


  • No charge required; Simply fill your car with hydrogen and go.
  • Silent operation, like BEV.
  • Only emissions are water.


  • Hydrogen prices fluctuate dramatically, often more expensive than fossil fuels.
  • Limited gas stations outside selected cities such as Los Angeles or San Francisco.
  • Hydrogen tanks can be fed into the passenger compartment or cargo compartment if the vehicle is not designed for fuel cells.