Archives: Glossary

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Range extender (‘REx’)

A range extender, or REx, is an onboard gasoline engine that generates additional electrical charge for an electric vehicle, extending

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Regenerative braking

When kinetic energy normally wasted in the form of heat during braking is recuperated into the car’s battery in the

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Nickel–metal hydride battery

A nickel–metal hydride battery, abbreviated NiMH or Ni-MH, is a type of rechargeable battery. It is very similar to the

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Kinetic energy

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy which it possesses due to its motion. It is

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Inductive charging

Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually

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Fuel cell

A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction