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Characteristics of electric vehicles

It is driven using the electrical energy that is charged & stored inside the high voltage battery. This method of propulsion eliminates tailpipe emissions from the vehicle.

A high performance electric motor is used in the vehicle as well. Compared to many internal combustion engine vehicles, engine noise and vibrations are much more minimal when driving.

When decelerating or driving downhill, regenerative braking is utilized to charge the high voltage battery. This reduces energy loss and can increase the distance to empty.

When the battery charge is not sufficient, AC charge (L2-Normal), DC charge and Trickle charge (L1-Trickle) are available. (Refer to More Details.)


What Does Regenerative Braking Do?

It uses the electric motor when decelerating and braking and recaptures & transforms kinetic to electrical energy in order to charge the high voltage battery. (Torque is applied in the opposite direction when decelerating to generate braking force and electric energy.)