How Does The Electric Car’s Engine Work?
An electric car is powered by electricity. It plugs into a charging point. They store electricity in rechargeable battery packs that charge an electric motor that turns the wheels. Electric cars can accelerate more quickly than vehicles powered by traditional fuel engines, making them lighter to drive.
How Does Charging Work?
A public charging station can be used to charge your electric vehicle. You can charge your car at many charging locations throughout Australia. It’s essential to obtain the best home charging tariff to ensure that you can charge less and save money.
EVS – Their Range
The vehicle will determine how far you can travel with a full battery. Each model offers a different range, size battery and efficiency. The ideal electric car will allow you to travel on normal roads without stopping and charging up.
What Kinds Of Electric Cars Do You Have?
There are several types of electric vehicles (EV). Some are pure electric vehicles, while others run solely on electricity. Others can run on diesel or petrol and are known as hybrid electric cars.
The plug-in electric means the car is powered entirely by electricity. This type of car doesn’t require petrol or diesel for operation and produces no emissions.
Plug-In Hybrid- These cars are primarily powered by electricity but can also run on traditional fuel engines so that you can use petrol and diesel when they run low. These cars emit emissions when running on fuel. However, when running on electricity they will not. Plug-in hybrids can plug into an electric source to charge their batteries.
Hybrid-Electric – These can run on petrol and diesel, but also have an electronic battery which can be recharged using regenerative braking. This allows you to switch between your regular fuel engine and “EV” mode with the push of a button. These cars are not able to be plugged into an electricity source. They rely solely on petrol or diesel for power.
What Are The Inside Parts Of An EV?
EVs have 90% fewer moving components than an ICE car (Internal Combustion Engine).
Here’s a breakdown of the components that keep an EV running:
- Electric Engine/Motor- Gives power to the wheels. Although it can be either DC/AC or AC, AC motors tend to be more common.
- Inverter -Converts the electric current into Alternating Current, (AC), from Direct Current (DC).
- Drive train – Electric Vehicles come with a single-speed transmission, which transfers power from the motor to its wheels.
- Battery- These batteries store the electricity that is required to operate an electric vehicle. The range is dependent on how powerful the battery is.
Charging: Plug In An Outlet Or EV Charging Station To Charge Your Battery.
EV batteries – Capacity and kWh explained
Kilowatts (kW), is a unit for power. It measures how much energy a device uses to operate. A kilowatt-hour (kWh), is a unit of energy. It measures how much energy has been consumed, e.g. A 100W lightbulb consumes 0.1% of an hour. On average, 3,100 kWh is consumed each year. An average electric car consumes 2,000 kWh annually.
How Do You Charge Your EV?
A charging unit or a socket can charge your electric vehicle. There are many charging stations available in Australia so that you can keep your car fully charged when you travel. There are three types.
- Three-pin plug : This plug is standard and can be used with any 13 amp socket.
- Socketed: is a charging point from which you can connect a Type 1 or Type 2 coiled charging cable.
- Tether: is a charge point using a cable that has either Type 1 or 2 connectors.