Electric vehicle drivetrains
“What causes electric vehicles to move?”
Drivetrains are responsible for transferring the power from internal combustion engines to the wheels of a car. However, Electric vehicles often lack internal combustion engine technology in place of a motor powered by a battery. So how does the drivetrain for such automobiles differ? Well, let’s use our engineering mindset to solve this problem. We know that motors can be thought of as electrically charged wheels and that wheels connected with a shaft will move together. So how about we implement this type of system into an electric vehicle? If this sounds quite similar to a traditional powertrain, it’s because it actually is! However, electric vehicle powertrains do have a few differences, namely being much less energy intensive (consuming nearly 0% of available energy when compared to the 5-6% of ICE units) and having a more minuscule part count.