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Electric Vehicle Definitions

Since EVs are new, so are many terms and words used, and it can be confusing to people. Here’s a round-up of some of the most commen EV definitions, abbreviations, etc.

AER – all electric range

EV – electric vehicle

EVSE – electric vehicle supply equipment – also commonly, and incorrectly, referred to as a charger or charging unit. It does not charge the battery, it simply provides the electricity to the on-board battery charger

PHEV – plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

 

Updated on October 29, 2018

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