Battery Electric Vehicle: Any vehicle that uses an electric drivetrain comprising of a battery and one or more electric motors as the primary or secondary mode of propulsion.
CCS plug: Combined Charging System supports a standard seven-pin plug enabling vehicles to charge via AC or DC fast chargers. CCS is the most common charging system across the world as of now, including India.
Charging: IC engined cars get refuelled at gas stations. EVs on the other hand need to be charged. The batteries are refilled with electricity at dedicated charging stations or wall chargers at homes or offices.
DC Fast Charging: Direct Current – It’s the fastest way of charging EVs. It approximately takes one hour to get an EV fully charged with a DC fast charger. However, these chargers are scarce. They’re expensive and use a lot more power compared to an AC fast charger. MG Motor India have installed 10 DC fast chargers across India – four in Delhi NCR, two in Bangalore, two in Mumbai and one each in Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
FCEV: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle – they use hydrogen powered fuel cells to generate electricity that powers the drivetrain. It’s an extremely complex system initially patented by Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota eventually opened the patents for royalty-free use to other manufacturers in an effort to popularize FCEVs, deeming the breakthrough as important as Volvo’s seatbelt innovation in 1962.
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