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How do electric Cars Work? The Tesla Model S doesn’t work like other cars. It’s driven by an electric motor and powered by a lithium Ion battery. From the AC powered induction engine to the DC charged battery, we go over How the electric cars work! It’s Science!

Bart teaches us how cars work by blowing stuff up and cutting things in half. It’s a science show for the car lover who’s easily bored. Join Bart as he explains the science behind everything automotive. This is cars down to the atom. This is Science Garage.

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41 Replies to “ELECTRIC CARS | How They Work”

  1. Shep Shepson

    Just to hear this guy yell about something awesome in a car really makes it seem more awesome than it really is and just makes learning about cars alot more fun than it really is.😂

  2. Game and Code

    This was completely wrong.

    Voltage is the force an electrically charged particle is carrying.

    Amperage is the amount of those particles coming through.

    A watt is the amount of energy transferred.

    Think of it as water.

    The water tank should be the amp-hour or watt-hour, not the voltage.

    An amp hour is basically "1 amp-hour is 1 amps of current used over an hour. I could also use it for 2 hours at 0.5 amps."

    The same goes for watt hours except amps are watts.

    1 volt * 1 amp = 1 watt.

    2 volts * 1 amp = 2 watts.

    1 volt * 2 amps = 2 watts.

    2 volts * 2 amps = 4 watts.

    1 kilowatt = 1000 watts

    If you have a 9 watt-hour battery and a 9-watt light bulb you could use it for an hour before draining the entire battery. Alternatively you could use a 1 watt lightbulb for 9 hours.

  3. Richard Gwaltney

    The carbon footprint of an electric car isn't simply about the energy it uses "as a vehicle", you must also consider all the mining for the minerals used in Li-Ion batteries as well as the fact that those batteries will eventually die completely and they are highly toxic and virtually impossible to recycle.

  4. Aidan Jarrett

    Donut is the BEST fucking YouTube channel and I can’t believe they don’t have even more subscribers. The whole crew is so on it and everything works together in such a quality style.

  5. Pierce Glisson

    I never knew how this worked & I still don’t understand completely, but it is insane how these motors work. I can’t believe people figured this out and assembled it effectively.

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