During construction our sales team will be located in the MINI of Warwick showroom (1515A Bald Hill Rd. Warwick, RI).

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1515 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI, 02886

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed


2022 BMW 330e plug-in

More and more drivers throughout the East Greenwich area are making the change to hybrid and electric vehicles, and for good reason. Along with savings on fuel costs and maintenance, an electric or hybrid car can also help to reduce your carbon footprint and is better for the environment. The BMW electrified lineup offers sleek, powerful, and efficient options including BEV and PHEV models. So, what’s the difference between BEV vs. PHEV? Learn more about each to see which will be the best fit with your lifestyle, then visit BMW of Warwick to test drive one of our electrified models today!



What is a PHEV?

If you are considering upgrading your Providence commute with an electric car, you’ll have the choice of a hybrid or fully electric vehicle. Among hybrids, there are conventional hybrid and PHEV models available. A hybrid is powered by an internal combustion engine paired with an electric motor. This combination helps to significantly reduce fuel consumption. What is a PHEV? A PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Unlike a standard hybrid, a PHEV can travel short distances solely on electric power. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles come with a larger and more powerful battery than a conventional hybrid, and must be re-charged via an external power source such as a home charging station or a public charging station. One key difference between a PHEV vs. BEV is that the gas-powered engine in a PHEV can work as a backup, which can relieve the range anxiety that many drivers experience.

What is a BEV?

If zero emissions and cutting your reliance on gasoline altogether is your goal, then a BEV is the answer. What is a BEV? A BEV is a battery electric vehicle that is equipped with a larger motor and battery than what’s offered in a PHEV. Comparing BEV vs. PHEV shows that both will require you to recharge at home or at one of the many local public charging stations. The charging time for your BEV will depend on which model you drive. Some of the benefits of electric cars include:

  • Electric cars don’t have an exhaust system, so they eliminate hazardous emissions
  • A BEV won’t require engine oil, so there’s no need for oil changes
  • Without an internal combustion engine, you’ll enjoy a quieter and more serene ride on the roads in and around Cranston
  • Many BEV models are eligible for a federal tax credit

Not too many years ago, electric vehicles were environmentally friendly but underpowered. However, with recent advancements in BEV technology and engineering, today’s BEVs are capable of producing near-instantaneous torque, so you can still enjoy plenty of get-up-and-go on Warwick-area highways.

PHEV vs. BEV: Current BMW Models 

You’ll find a terrific lineup of both PHEV and BEV models at BMW of Warwick. These vehicles offer a wide array of high-end amenities and luxury features, along with the dynamic performance and precision handling that BMW is famous for. Take a look at the current PHEV and BEV models available in the electric and hybrid inventory at our dealership in Warwick:



Compare BMW BEV vs. PHEV Models at BMW of Warwick

What is BEV? What is a PHEV? Now that you’ve explored these two types of electrified vehicles, it’s time to get behind the wheel of your preferred model at BMW of Warwick. Just make sure to browse our new vehicle specials to find out how much you can save on your new PHEV or BEV. If you have any questions or if you’d like to schedule a test drive, please feel free to contact us online.


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