They may look similar from the outside. But there are many significant under-the-hood differences between an electric-powered car and a car that makes use of an internal combustion engine. How much do you know about electric cars?
Question 1 of 10
In an electric car, the accelerator pedal hooks to a pair of these to relay the information to the controller about how much power it should deliver.
Question 2 of 10
What is the purpose of two potentiometers?
Question 3 of 10
The controller reads the setting from the potentiometer and rapidly switches the power to the motor on and off at a rate of how many times per second?
Question 4 of 10
How many sets of transistors do you need in an AC controller?
Question 5 of 10
Electric cars can use AC or DC motors. According to the article, many of the DC motors used in electric cars come from where?
Question 6 of 10
What is the weakest link in any electric car?
Question 7 of 10
To keep the battery in an electric car charged, the car must have what?
Question 8 of 10
Any electric car needs this to recharge the batteries.
Question 9 of 10
What is the term used when someone gently overcharges the batteries to make sure that the weakest cells are brought up to full charge?
Question 10 of 10