A battery electric vehicle is the simplest form of electric vehicles (EV): a battery feeds an electric motor to drive the car.
The car is refuelled by plugging it into either a power point or dedicated EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). Note that charging is faster when plugged into a dedicated EVSE. The battery is also recharged in part through regenerative braking.
Best known Australian examples are the Tesla Models S and X, Nissan Leaf, BMWi3
Bryce Gaton is an expert on electric vehicles and contributor for The Driven and Renew Economy. He has been working in the EV sector for 10 years, and also is editor of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association newsletter.