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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.

That means there's no fuel tank to fill, rather a battery to plug in and charge – much like your mobile phone. Batteries are generally mounted in the floor of the car to keep the centre of gravity as low as possible – something that can sometimes have a positive impact on how a car drives.

A battery can be charged in a number of ways - find out more on the next page.

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