How do electric cars produce instant torque?
I love high-performing cars, but I'm also interested in going green. Electric vehicles aren't associated with performance, but how do they produce instant torque?
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Great question. The relationship between electric cars and performance is changing as technology advances. Without a transmission, energy can go straight from the power source to the wheels, producing instant torque.
Though most people associate electric cars with their environmental benefits, they’re quickly renowned for their ability to deliver instant torque and speedy acceleration. This advancement is rather timely as customers want vehicles with maximum torque.
Here’s how it works
When you floor the accelerator pedal of an electric car, you produce a massive amount of voltage, allowing the car’s wheels to turn instantly at a very high speed. In an electric engine, there are no gears, driveshafts, or an internal combustion engine to ramp up, like a classic car. Therefore, the electric current creates torque almost instantly.
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