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    Electric vehicles

    All Tesla’s are fully electric vehicles (EV’s). They are only powered by electricity and do not have an internal combustion engine.

    EV’s are not to be confused with:

    • Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs). These cars are powered by both petrol and electricity. They cannot be plugged in to charge. The electric motor is only used for low-speed acceleration.
    • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). These cars also combine an electric and petrol engine, but you can plug them into an outlet. Usually the battery is large enough for 10-50 miles of electric-only driving.

    Body types

    We can also differentiate Tesla’s by their body type:

    • Model S: liftback
    • Model X: sport utility vehicle (SUV)
    • Model 3: four-door sedan
    • Model Y: crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
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