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Table 1 Possible market segments of BEV, PHEV, and FCV (after Nemry and Brons[8], completed)

From: Electric cars: technical characteristics and environmental impacts

Size of car BEV PHEV FCV
Small Immediate candidate Vehicle packaging problem and high price are obstacles.
Most useful according to practicability reasons related to battery size and costs
Medium Useful Privileged segment. Long distance trips possible. However, H2 filling station infrastructure required for FCV.
Some models expected within forthcoming years
Large Conceivable for specific markets only (e.g., luxury cars) due to high price and limited range