Electromobility: in a nutshell
We encounter the topic of electromobility every day through many different terms: from e-mobility to the electric car, the electric revolution and many other designations.
In the more narrow sense, electric vehicles are purely battery-powered vehicles that are “refueled” via the power grid. In a broader sense, however, the term also includes so-called plug-in hybrids – which still have an internal combustion engine but can also run purely electrically on grid power – as well as vehicles where the required electricity is generated in the vehicle via fuel cells or fossil-fuel-powered “range extenders”. What all these vehicles have in common is that they have an electric powertrain and on-board energy storage. This category also includes e-bikes, e-scooters, electric motorcycles as well as electric buses and electric commercial vehicles – and off-road vehicles, electrically powered ships or even airplanes.