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Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

What is meant by an internal combustion engine?

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is the type of engine that is conventionally found in a car. It uses a combustible fuel – usually petrol or diesel – which is mixed with air in the engine's cylinder. Under pressure from a piston, the mixture ignites hundreds of time every minute, releasing energy that is then used to propel the car forward. Vroom, vroom!

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How does an electric vehicle work?

An electric car, also known as a battery electric vehicle or EV, uses one or more electric motors to move the vehicle.

What is a battery electric vehicle?

A battery electric vehicle (BEV) uses the electrical energy from rechargeable batteries to power an electric motor (or motors).

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