I believe most of us might not know much about electric cars so, I surfed the net for some information. The article at this page describes the following:
Electric and hybrid cars both use technology that is designed to decrease the use of gasoline fuel for powering car engines. Electric cars are totally electric, meaning that they must be plugged in and charged, and that the range of the car is only as far as the charge. Hybrid use a mixture of gas and electric power to create a gas efficient partially electric car with a less limited range.