The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has changed the way it categorises electric vehicles to provide a clearer distinction between the different types of powertrains.
From petrol and diesel to hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure electric and hydrogen, there is an increasing number of variations of powertrain that can lead to confusion.
To provide some clarity, the SMMT has published a useful table to explain the different technologies and the driving conditions that they are best suited for.
Powertrain categories include: Diesel, Petrol, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV).
An SMMT spokesperson said: “We’ve changed the way we publicise registrations of what we would previously have grouped under alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFV). We’re looking to highlight the diversity of technology on offer.”