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What are electric vehicles?
Electric vehicles (EVs) are vehicles that use an electric motor for propulsion using energy stored in batteries, in contrast to conventional internal-combustion vehicles. EV types include fully battery-electric, fuel-cell electric, and hybrid vehicles, though the term has increasingly become used to refer to fully battery-electric vehicles. The growing momentum behind EVs is, in large part, due to the key barriers to adoption coming down – vehicle range on a single charge, vehicle price, and lack of charging infrastructure – combined with government support.