Common EV Terms and Terminology You Should Know

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Electric vehicles combine energetic performance and sophisticated engineering to create a vehicle that offers exceptional efficiency, while also being fun to drive as well. At LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter we have an exceptional inventory of electric cars available for purchase. Check out our EV glossary in order to help familiarize yourself with common EV terminology and language.

Charging Time

Generally speaking, the charge time is the approximation of a full charge when using AC home charging. The maximum output of the power source and battery temperature are among several factors when determining the rate of charge for your Chevrolet EV.

DC Fast Charging

The fastest and most high-powered method of recharging the battery of an electric vehicle. DC Fast Charging is available for Chevrolet EV models, such as the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, and can charge your battery up to 100 miles of range in about 30 minutes.

KWH (Kilowatt Hour)

A unit used to measure how much energy is transferred or disbursed in one hour by one kilowatt of power. The size of an electric car battery is also measured in kilowatt hours. Miles per kWh for an EV is equivalent to mpg for a combustion engine vehicle.

Level 1 Charging

Most of our Chevrolet EV models at LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter come with a Level 1 charging cord that can be plugged into any 120V wall outlet. If a Level 2 unit is not available, Level 1 charging is comparable for convenient and efficient charging at home or on-the-go when traveling.

Lithium-Ion Battery

The current standard for electric car batteries, known for being a reliable energy source, and giving density, power, and fast charging capability. Typically, these batteries can remain about 80 percent effective even after their lifetime has been surpassed.

Regenerative Braking

An energy recovery mechanism that stores kinetic energy while braking, which then be reclaimed, stored, and reused. Many Chevrolet EV models utilize regenerative braking.

Explore our EV Inventory Today

We invite you to visit LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter and browse our inventory of EV models, each representing a bold new chapter of electric vehicles from Chevrolet. Please contact our finance department if you would like to discuss Chevrolet finance options for your purchase of a new or pre-owned electric vehicle from our Chevy dealership in Dexter, MI.