How Electric Cars Work Will Blow Your Mind - Press to pass

Electric cars are simple, but very effective. We explain how they work

The power from the battery is delivered to the electric motor through its controller, which in turn is connected to the accelerator pedal. The amount of movement in the pedal determines how much power the controller sends to the motor, which determines how fast the car goes.

The good news is that even with the most modest of power outputs, electric cars benefit from instant torque from their motors; this means they tend to feel faster and more eager off the line than an equivalent petrol car.

But you'll get a helping hand when it comes to slowing down.