A battery electric vehicle runs solely on an electrically rechargeable battery. Instead of the conventional combustion engine you will have a battery instead.
Because there is no internal combustion engine, BEVs make very little noise and can stop and start very quickly due to the nature of electric vehicles. In addition, they don’t continue to burn through the energy when the vehicle stops moving because there is no need to use the chemical energy stored in the battery packs. As such, they’re perfect for city driving because they can stop and start without losing efficiency.
Other terms you may find used to describe a BEV are pure electric and only-electric, but they mean the same thing. Sometimes people may also refer to a BEV as an all-electric vehicle, which is true, however the term all-electric vehicle (AEV) also includes fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).