How Do Electric Cars Work?

How Do Electric Cars Work?

Electric cars have been around since the 1800’s. Modern electric cars drive circles around their predecessors.

Believe it or not, an electric cars works on the same principles that power a remote-controlled car you can buy in a department store.

Basically, you charge a battery from a power source that powers a motor that turns the wheels.

Of course, a full-sized car has other systems that need to be powered but the basic principle is still the same.

Explain That Stuff! has a comprehensive article on electric cars and how they work.

How Do All-Electric Cars Work? is a nice one-page explanation that you can show younger kids.

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