How Electric Vehicles Work – the technology underlying an EV [VIDEO]

The following video was produced by CarNewsCafe to explain how an EV works. Electric vehicles are an emerging technology that is getting more and more media notice, yet the underlying technology behind an EV is often misunderstood.

Most people, for example, don’t realize that a hybrid like the Toyota Prius, an extended-range electric vehicle (ER-EV) like the Chevrolet Volt, and the Hyundai Tucson fuel cell are all just as much an electric vehicle as is the battery-electric Nissan LEAF or the Ford Focus Electric.

All of these electrified vehicles have the same basic technology under their bodywork.  This video breaks that down and explains how the three major components that every EV shares work together.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at