How Electric Cars Work Will Blow Your Mind - Get in gear

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

Unlike normal cars, electric vehicles don't feature a gearbox with multiple gears. This is because an electric motor delivers its maximum torque immediately, and doesn’t need to be revved. Electric cars also come with a much larger working range for the engine, and thus they don’t need gears to optimise performance and economy.

Can you really save £3,000 per year? We explain all on the next page.