THE ELECTRIC ENGINE SIMPLY EXPLAINED.
The future of mobility is electric! Why? Because electric engines are emission-free, quiet, efficient and rarely have to be serviced. Another advantage is that electric vehicles are more resource-efficient than cars with internal combustion engines. Add to the fact that a large proportion of the electricity required is generated from renewable energies and you’ll never look back. Keep reading to explore everything else you’d like to know about electric cars and their engines.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of an electric engine is its high efficiency. With a normal engine up to one third of energy is lost through heat waste - an electric car on the other hand uses about 95 percent of the energy available to drive. The ratio of this applied and used power is called efficiency.
How an electric motor works.
The engine of an electric car converts a current from the battery into mechanical energy. This then generates a circulating magnetic field with the aid of coils that attract other magnets located in the engine. The resulting force is transferred to the axles of the car, with the speed of the rotation depending on the frequency of the current.
Looking for driving dynamics?
High efficiency, low cost, no emissions - there are many rational reasons for a car with an electric motor. High efficiency, low cost, no emissions - there are many rational reasons for a car with an electric motor. That is not to say driving electric is boring though. Unlike cars with an internal combustion engine, you do not have to choose the correct gear ratio. The torque is immediately there. Have fun!