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 the UK, 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.

Find out what you'll find under the bonnet of an electric car on the next page.