How Electric Cars Work Will Blow Your Mind

Electric cars are simple, but very effective. We explain how they work

Electric cars are big news in today’s world, boasting low running costs, ever-improving charging time and are able to cover more miles on a single charge than ever before.

But how do they work? Here, we reveal all.

Charging – not combustion

The biggest difference between an electric vehicle and a normal diesel or petrol car is that, in an electric vehicle, the internal-combustion engine has been replaced with an electric motor and a large battery pack.

Electric cars are simple, but very effective. We explain how they work

The biggest difference between an electric vehicle and a normal diesel or petrol car is that, in an electric vehicle, the internal-combustion engine has been replaced with an electric motor and a large battery pack.

The motor needs a battery – find out more on the next page.

Charging ahead