Electric cars work differently from regular gasoline-powered cars. Regular cars work using an Internal Combustion Engine that creates a small, controlled explosion inside of the engine. That moves a piston which is connected to a wheel. That wheel then moves while the piston is moving! That gasoline that you put into your car powers the explosion! But, on the other hand, most electric cars don’t have an Internal Combustion Engine! They just have a battery, charging port, and electric motors. The electric motors use electricity to make the wheels move! Electric cars have a battery to store electricity and the charging port helps charge the car.