DC Vehicles

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs):

BEVs are fully electric vehicles that run entirely on electricity stored in onboard batteries. They use DC motors and do not have an internal combustion engine (ICE). Examples include the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, and Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs):

PHEVs have both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine (usually gasoline). They can operate on electricity alone for a certain distance before the gasoline engine kicks in. Examples include the Toyota Prius Prime and Ford Fusion Energi.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs):

HEVs combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine but cannot be plugged in for charging. They rely on regenerative braking and the gasoline engine to charge the battery. Examples include the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.

Electric Bicycles (e-bikes):

E-bikes have electric motors that assist with pedaling or provide full electric propulsion. They are powered by DC batteries and are popular for commuting and recreation.Examples include various models from companies like Trek, Bosch, and Shimano.

Electric Motorcycles and Scooters:

Electric two-wheelers, including motorcycles and scooters, use DC power for their electric motors. They offer a more sustainable and efficient mode of transportation. Examples include the Zero Motorcycles lineup and Vespa Elettrica.

Electric Skateboards and Hoverboards:

These personal electric transportation devices use DC motors powered by batteries for propulsion. Examples include Boosted Boards and various hoverboard brands.

Electric Buses:

Many public transit agencies are adopting electric buses powered by DC motors and large battery packs. Examples include the Proterra Catalyst and BYD K9.

Electric Trucks and Commercial Vehicles:

Electric trucks and vans designed for commercial use are becoming more common, often used for deliveries and transportation within urban areas. Examples include the Tesla Semi and Rivian R1T.

Electric Boats:

Electric boats use DC motors and battery systems for propulsion, offering a quieter and more eco-friendly alternative to traditional marine engines. Examples include various electric sailboats and small electric boats.

Electric Aircraft (Experimental):

Some experimental electric aircraft use DC motors and batteries for short-range flights, though this technology is still in its early stages.