How Does an Electric Vehicle Engine Work?


An electric car is powered by an electric motor that takes power from a stack of batteries. The motor drives the car's wheels. The electric motor delivers power instantly and produces a consistent amount of torque at any given RPM within a specific range. So, unlike an ICE car, an EV does not require multiple gears with different ratios for power output. This means there is no clutch or gearbox to operate.

As a matter of fact, electric cars do not have internal combustion engines. These cars exclusively include electric motors, which are fueled by rechargeable batteries. They are typically used as an alternative to traditional engines to power electric vehicles. 

You can quickly charge an electric car by connecting it to a public charging station or a home charger. As long as you're out and about in the UK, there are plenty of charging stations to keep your car completely charged. However, in order to get the best price for home charging, you'll need to choose the correct EV energy tariff, which will allow you to spend less money charging and save more money on your bill.

In addition, EVs utilise regenerative braking to make use of any energy lost when slowing down or braking. Some manufacturers set the regenerative braking so that you only need to drive using the accelerator pedal in most circumstances, often referred to as 'one-pedal driving’. To slow down, you simply ease off the accelerator pedal and let the regenerative braking kick in.