Depending on the make, model and age, all-electric vehicles (also known as battery electric vehicles, BEVs) typically have a range of 60-200 miles before recharging is required. Your actual range will depend on the type of car you choose, the weather, how you drive and opportunities to recharge.
If you are driving longer distances, you will need to charge at a publicly available charging station.
A typical commuter drives 40 miles or less per day, so most of the time, a total recharge will not be necessary for daily driving. If you have a longer commute you may need to use a public charging station or a charging station at work to extend your daily driving range.
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) will typically have an all-electric range of 10 to 40 miles, but the vehicles also have a conventional internal combustion engine that can provide a total driving range of 300-400 miles.
Because batteries do not perform as well at lower temperatures, cold weather reduces the range of most electric vehicles. Using the heater, air conditioner and defrost, driving through snow or driving aggressively can also reduce the electric efficiency and range of your vehicle.