July 12th, 2023 by

With a growing selection of Cadillac electric cars becoming available at dealerships near you, it’s important to learn how they differ from the traditional gas-powered Cadillac vehicles we know and love. New models like the Cadillac LYRIQ are breaking new ground in terms of performance and technology, but how exactly do they provide an exhilarating driving experience? Let’s dive into how Cadillac electric vehicles work.

How Are EVs Charged?
Instead of receiving fuel from a gas station, electric vehicles receive their fuel from electric charging stations. Charing stations differ depending on their charging speed and connection type, but all use electricity instead of gas to fuel your vehicle.

Charging stations have three types. Level 1 charging stations are always included with your purchase and require a regular 120-volt AC outlet to charge your vehicle. Level 2 stations can be found both residentially and commercially, utilizing a higher-power 240-volt outlet for faster charging. For ultra-fast charging, DC Fast charging stations are available commercially and can fully charge your vehicle’s battery in as little as an hour.

How Do EVs Drive?
Once charged, electric vehicles slowly expend their battery’s charge to drive the electric motors. Electric motors utilize permanent magnets which create opposing magnetic fields when the motor is powered. These opposing fields cause the rotor to spin, driving the vehicle forwards.

If considering the analogy of a gas engine, the magnets are like the pistons, and the electrical charge from the battery is like the fuel pumped into them.

Test Drive Cadillac Electric Cars at Cadillac of Bentonville
To experience what the Cadillac LYRIQ has to offer, visit us today here at Cadillac of Bentonville. A quick test drive should tell you all you need to know about what this vehicle can provide you, so stop by our Bentonville, AR dealership to take yours today!

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