What is a Fully Electrified Vehicle? - Explained

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Among the type of electrified vehicles which exists in the world Fully Electrified vehicle is a extremely popular electrified vehicle type compared with hybrid or partially electrified vehicles what manufactured by the global automobile leaders. 

Most of the manufactures didn't really had plans on developing fully electrified vehicle due to many reasons. And had concerns will people actually buy a fully electric car due to availability of less charging spots, Comparatively less mileage.

But there were couple of manufactures in the market who wanted to deliver full electric vehicles. Tesla wasn't very first organization who wanted to deliver a fully electric car to the mass market. There were many, like Volvo, Nissan, Toyota as well. And they developed some prototypes. But Tesla got the heads up and launched the mass production of fully electrified vehicle to the mass market.

Storing Energy

Fully electrified vehicles do only have one type of energy storing methods inside the car, which is electricity storage inside batteries. Compared with hybrid or partially electrified vehicles, storing energy and discharging energy is much smoother and efficient in fully electrified vehicles.

Storing energy in fully electrified vehicles do take sometime. The process of storing energy is known as charging the vehicle. Which means sending electricity to the batteries installed inside the car via a charging controller.

Because there's a limit of electricity which can be stored inside the batteries per second, the charging process will get longer compared with non-renewable fuel types.

Doesn't have a Gasoline Engine

The major difference in-between the hybrid or partially electrified vehicles and Fully electrified vehicle are, when hybrid of partially electrified vehicles do provide energy partially by a gasoline or any other fuel type but fully electrified vehicles do provide the 100% power by using the electricity which has been stored in the battery when charging the vehicle.

Unlike hybrid or partially electrified vehicles, fully electrified vehicles do store only one type of energy which is only electricity in batteries. But not gasoline, diesel or any other non-renewable fuel type.

High Efficient Motors

Since there are no combustion engine inside the fully electrified vehicle the driving force is done by a high efficient electric motor/s. High efficient electric motors do provide revolutions what the wheels needs via the shaft of the rotor inside the motor

Almost all the fully electrified vehicles are all wheel drive, which means motors do power all the wheels of the car every single time when the drive keep the foot on the paddle. 


Fully electric vehicle's motors do absorb electricity when the driver hits break. The deceleration is captured by motors and will be sent to batteries as a charging current which could extend the driving range.


Comparing with hybrid or partially electrified vehicles fully electrified vehicles do have comparatively high performance because unlike hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do use energy conversion by another fuel type like gasoline or diesel, fully electrified vehicles do use only electrical energy to power up the motor

Unlike the hybrid or partially electrified cars, there are lot of components compared with fully electrified vehicle. Which means fully electrified vehicles do carry less weight compared to hybrid or partially electrified vehicles.

Fully electrified vehicles do not carry a gear box to manipulate the transmission which impacts on the speed of the vehicle. Since there's no gear change, fully electrified vehicles do have smoother rolling capability unlike hybrid or partially electrified vehicles though they have auto gear transmission

Due to less weight, one type energy conversion and no gear transmission, fully electrified vehicles can provide rapid acceleration straightly compared with hybrid or partially electrified vehicles.