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How Do They Do That: Electric Vehicles

Updated: 2 days ago

How do electric vehicles provide clean, high-performance driving? Peek under the hood and find out!

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Do you know how electric vehicles work?

At first glance, electric vehicles may appear like conventional vehicles, but if you look closer, you’ll see a lot of differences. There is no fuel tank, oil pump or spark plugs. Also, EVs are powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. Finally, EVs contain a lot of parts you won’t see on a conventional vehicle – such as a battery pack, charge port and inverter.

Here’s how electric vehicles work:

The charge port connects the vehicle to an external power source to charge the battery pack.

The rectifier converts alternating-current (AC) voltage from the grid to direct-current (DC) voltage for charging the battery pack.

The battery pack stores enough energy to travel a minimum of 100 miles per charge.