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EVs are Roomier and Here’s Why

Spacious interiors and multiple cargo spaces are popular features of electric vehicles.

From the outside, electric vehicles may seem like small toys compared to large gasoline-powered vehicles. While some may look small from the outside and fit better in smaller parking spaces, don’t let their size fool you: EVs actually offer the most space in the least amount of space.

Indeed, less is more when it comes to electric vehicles: since electric vehicles have fewer moving parts, they have more space than their gas-powered counterparts. Additionally, advancements in design and technology are reducing the size of many parts of the vehicle overall, giving electric vehicles more room for passengers and cargo.

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Electric Vehicles

No motor = more space

Gas-powered vehicles have always been designed to include a variety of major parts such as engines, gas tanks, multi-speed gearboxes, exhaust systems, catalytic converters and more.

But electric vehicles don’t need all those big parts.

  • Because they don’t burn fuel, they don’t require an exhaust system or catalytic converter.
  • An electric vehicle has no radiator, so no grille is needed.
  • Electric vehicle motors also have only one speed, eliminating the need for a gearbox or transmission.
  • Also missing are smaller parts like spark plugs, timing belt and fuel injectors.

The key to a spacious interior is that electric vehicles use a small electric motor and rechargeable battery to power the vehicle, rather than a large one. This means that the overall design of the EV is not only intended to improve performance, but also as a You are very kind more space for driver and passengers.

All parts of the cabin are expandable without that huge gas engine taking up too much space under the hood. This means that the front seats can be adjusted more in an electric vehicle compared to a petrol car. Rear seat passengers can stretch out with more leg room as they get on.

Where is the “hump” of the interior floor?

View of the 2022 Ford F150 EV with the deck exposed and the seats removed.

Ford

The advantage of additional interior space continues to come with electric vehicles. Without the need for a transmission, differential or exhaust system, the center floor tunnel bulges you see on petrol cars can be removed for more legroom back of electric cars.

Many electric vehicles do away with it entirely, but some use a smaller version of this tunnel to house batteries, storage compartments or other features.

However, with this tunnel removed, it gives the interior of an electric vehicle a feeling of expanded space. For example, rear passengers do not need to raise their knees to get into the back seat, and everyday items such as shopping bags or backpacks can fit more easily into the space on the rear floor.

Full-length interior with a medium body: the impact of skateboarding in the reception area

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VW “skateboard” platform.

Sean Gallup/Getty

Another reason why electric cars are wider than gasoline cars is because of their smart design. VW, Ford and other EV automakers use a design called the Skateboard System. This system gives EVs a space advantage due to where the wheels are placed on an EV.

Think of a gas-powered car as a pair of skates and an electric vehicle as a skateboard. In a pair of skates, the wheels are placed fairly close to the bottom of the skate body. There’s not much clearance between the front and rear wheels; everything is stuck between them.

On the other hand, the wheels of a skateboard are placed much farther below the deck of the skateboard. EVs still put everything between the wheels, just like a gas-powered car, but the difference in wheelbase design means there’s a lot more room to play inside.

An illustration comparing a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle and showing the increased interior and trunk space of an electric vehicle.

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Batteries, brakes, motors and other vital parts are usually distributed throughout the deck of the “skateboard”. inside The platform that leaves a flat base for the exterior frame and interior design of the electric vehicle. Along with the expanded interior space, the skateboarding approach also gives electric vehicles a lower center of gravity than gas-powered vehicles, which improves overall vehicle handling.

Combine that with the fact that EVs require far fewer parts than a gas-powered car, and you can quickly see how the interior expands. Using this approach to skateboard design, EV automakers can place vital parts anywhere on the car’s base deck and arrange seating and storage areas in the format of their choice.

Gasoline cars, on the other hand, place the engine and steering systems on the flat base and must also add all other parts to the base. Everything else also rises above the flat floor of a gasoline-powered car, which continues to limit the interior.

EV car manufacturers continue to create improved variations of the skateboard design with each new release focused on creating greater comfort for the driver and passengers.

For example, Ree, an Israeli electric vehicle automaker, offers a design that allows buyers to build a custom electric vehicle using a modular approach, much like you can build modular homes by combining pre-made parts into different designs.

In the video, you can see that Ree’s EV ‘skateboard’ designed platform has everything it needs to power the car, providing the car with a flat base to create any interior design wish.

Other EV automakers are using the skateboard approach as a reusable base for multiple EV body types, improving production times and reducing production costs.

Double Luggage Count: Pack more items with increased EV cargo capacity

A fat bike in the trunk of a 2022 Nissan Leaf.

Due to the way the skateboard’s design incorporates moving parts into the base deck, where the motor is, there is more room for storage under the front cover.

Ford F150 2022 front trunk.

Ford

Quite often, EV automakers create a front trunk (sometimes called a ‘frunk’) to use space efficiently. An electric vehicle also usually has a rear trunk, which gives many electric vehicles a double trunk for storage.


For example, the 2022 Nissan Leaf has an area of ​​23.6 cubic feet; If you include the 30 flexible rear seating areas. Larger chests have emergency latches on the inside, and many can be opened wirelessly.

Some front trunks have dividers to keep things from moving around; Cargo nets or spare bungee straps can often be added to help hold items firmly in place.

An average electric SUV with about 30 square feet of storage (without the rear seats folded down) can easily fit two carry-ons, two checked-in-size suitcases, and a duffel bag or soft-sided backpack.

Even after loading the trunk, the rear windows usually do not close, so there is plenty of interior space for family members to enjoy the trip.

Newer EVs like the Mustang Mach-e offer functionality for drivers who enjoy tailgate or “frunkgate” parties. The Mach-e juicer has a drain hole, which allows owners to refill ice juice to keep drinks or food cool, and empty melted ice from the bottom.

Even the compact EV hatchback model can offer a large amount of storage. With the seats folded down in a compact electric vehicle, a Christmas tree or even a bicycle can fit comfortably inside.

The front truck may also be referred to as the front cargo compartment. In Europe and the UK, where they refer to the trunk as a “trunk”, they may refer to the storage area as a front trunk or a froot.


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EVs are Roomier and Here’s Why

Spacious interiors and lots of cargo room are popular features of EVs

From the outside, electric vehicles might look like little toys compared to larger gas-powered vehicles. Although some might look small on the outside and fit better in smaller parking spaces, don’t let their size fool you: EVs actually pack a maximum amount of room into a minimum amount of space.  

That’s because less is more when it comes to EVs: They have more space than their gas-powered counterparts because EVs have fewer moving parts. Plus, advances in design and technology make many parts of the vehicle smaller in general and give EVs more room for passengers and cargo.

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Electric Vehicles
No Engine = More Space

Gas-powered vehicles have always been designed to include a variety of large parts, such as engines, gas tanks, multi-speed gearboxes, exhaust systems, catalytic converters, and more. 

EVs, however, just don’t need all those large parts.

Because they don’t burn fuel, they don’t require an exhaust system or catalytic convertor.
There is no radiator in an EV so there is no need for a grille.
Electric vehicle motors only have one speed, too, which eliminates the need for a transmission or gearbox.
Also missing are smaller parts, like spark plugs, a timing belt, and fuel injectors.

The most important key to a roomy interior is the fact EVs use a small electric motor and a rechargeable battery instead of a large engine to power the vehicle. That means the overall design of the EV can be changed not just to improve performance but to offer a lot more room to both driver and passengers.

Without that large gas-powered engine consuming so much space under the hood, all the parts of the cabin can be expanded. This means that front seats can be set farther forward in an EV compared to a gas car. As they move up, rear seat passengers can stretch out with more legroom.  

Where’s the Interior Floor ‘Hump’?

Ford

The extra interior space advantage just keeps on coming with EVs. Without the need for a transmission, differential or exhaust system, the central floor tunnel hump you see in gas cars can be removed for more back seat legroom in EVs.

Many EVs remove it completely but some do use a smaller version of that tunnel to house batteries, storage compartments or other features.

When that tunnel is removed, though, it gives the interior of an EV the feeling of expanded space. Rear passengers don’t need to boost their knees up, for example, to fit into the back seat and everyday items like grocery bags or backpacks can fit more easily into the back floor area. 

A Full-size Interior With a Mid-Size Body: The Skateboard Effect Impact on EV Space
The VW ‘skateboard’ platform.
Sean Gallup/Getty

Smart design is another reason EVs are roomier than gas cars. VW, Ford, and other EV automakers use a design called the skateboard system. This system gives EVs a space advantage because of where the wheels are placed on an EV. 

Think of a gasoline car as a pair of skates and an EV as a skateboard. In a pair of skates, the wheels are placed fairly close together underneath the body of the skate. There isn’t much room between the front and rear wheels; everything is crammed in between them.

A skateboard’s wheels, on the other hand, are set much further apart underneath the skateboard platform. EVs still place everything between the wheels, just like a gas car, but the wheel spacing design difference means there is a lot more room to play with on the interior.

Julie Bang

Batteries, brakes, motors and other vital parts are spread out along the ‘skateboard’ platform, typically inside the platform to leave a flat base for the EV’s exterior framework and interior design. Aside from expanded interior space, the skateboard approach also gives EVs a lower center of gravity than gas cars, which improves overall handling of the vehicle.

Combine that with the fact EVs need far fewer parts than a gas car and you can quickly see how space expands on the interior. Because of this skateboard design approach, EV automakers can place vital parts anywhere they want on the car’s base platform and arrange seating and storage spaces in any format they like. 

Gasoline powered cars, on the other hand, place engine and steering systems on top of the flat base, plus must add in all the other parts above the base, too. Everything else also goes above the flat base of a gas car, which just continues to limit interior space.

EV automakers continue to create improved variations of the skateboard design with each new version focused on creating more and more comfort for driver and passengers.

For example, Ree, an Israeli EV automaker, offers a design which lets buyers build a customized EV using a modular approach, just like you can build modular homes by putting prebuilt parts together in different designs.

In the video, you can see how Ree’s EV’s ‘skateboard’ designed platform has everything it needs to power the vehicle, giving the car a flat base to create any kind of interior design desired.

Other EV automakers use the skateboard approach as a reusable base for multiple types of EV bodies, which improves production times and reduces manufacturing costs.

The Double Trunk Trick: Pack More Stuff With EV Increased Cargo Capacity 

Because of the way the skateboard design incorporates moving parts into the base platform, there is more room for storage in the front under the hood where the engine used to go.

Ford

Quite often, EV automakers create a front trunk (sometimes called a ‘frunk’) to use the space effectively. There is usually a back trunk in an EV, too, so that gives many EVs a double trunk for storage.

For example, the 2022 Nissan Leaf has 23.6 cubic ft of space; 30 if you include the flexible back seat area. There are emergency latches inside larger frunks and many can be opened wirelessly.

Some front trunks have dividers so stuff doesn’t move around; aftermarket cargo netting or bungee belts can usually be added, too, to help keep items firmly in place.

An average electric SUV with about 30 sq ft of storage (without the back seats folded down) can easily fit two carry-on bags of luggage, two large checked-baggage sized suitcases and one soft-sided overnight bag or backpack.

The rear windows will usually not be blocked even after all that luggage is loaded, so there’s still lots of interior space for family members to enjoy the road trip. 

Newer EVs like the Mustang Mach-e offers a feature for drivers who like to enjoy tailgate or “frunkgate” parties. The Mach-e’s frunk has a drain hole, allowing owners to fill the frunk with ice to keep drinks or food cold and drain melted ice out the bottom.

Even a compact hatchback model EV can offer great amounts of storage. With the seats folded down in a compact EV, a Christmas tree or even bicycle can fit nicely.

The front truck can also be called the front luggage compartment. In Europe and the UK where they call the trunk the ‘boot’, they may refer to the storage space the front boot or froot.

#EVs #Roomier #Heres

EVs are Roomier and Here’s Why

Spacious interiors and lots of cargo room are popular features of EVs

From the outside, electric vehicles might look like little toys compared to larger gas-powered vehicles. Although some might look small on the outside and fit better in smaller parking spaces, don’t let their size fool you: EVs actually pack a maximum amount of room into a minimum amount of space.  

That’s because less is more when it comes to EVs: They have more space than their gas-powered counterparts because EVs have fewer moving parts. Plus, advances in design and technology make many parts of the vehicle smaller in general and give EVs more room for passengers and cargo.

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Electric Vehicles
No Engine = More Space

Gas-powered vehicles have always been designed to include a variety of large parts, such as engines, gas tanks, multi-speed gearboxes, exhaust systems, catalytic converters, and more. 

EVs, however, just don’t need all those large parts.

Because they don’t burn fuel, they don’t require an exhaust system or catalytic convertor.
There is no radiator in an EV so there is no need for a grille.
Electric vehicle motors only have one speed, too, which eliminates the need for a transmission or gearbox.
Also missing are smaller parts, like spark plugs, a timing belt, and fuel injectors.

The most important key to a roomy interior is the fact EVs use a small electric motor and a rechargeable battery instead of a large engine to power the vehicle. That means the overall design of the EV can be changed not just to improve performance but to offer a lot more room to both driver and passengers.

Without that large gas-powered engine consuming so much space under the hood, all the parts of the cabin can be expanded. This means that front seats can be set farther forward in an EV compared to a gas car. As they move up, rear seat passengers can stretch out with more legroom.  

Where’s the Interior Floor ‘Hump’?

Ford

The extra interior space advantage just keeps on coming with EVs. Without the need for a transmission, differential or exhaust system, the central floor tunnel hump you see in gas cars can be removed for more back seat legroom in EVs.

Many EVs remove it completely but some do use a smaller version of that tunnel to house batteries, storage compartments or other features.

When that tunnel is removed, though, it gives the interior of an EV the feeling of expanded space. Rear passengers don’t need to boost their knees up, for example, to fit into the back seat and everyday items like grocery bags or backpacks can fit more easily into the back floor area. 

A Full-size Interior With a Mid-Size Body: The Skateboard Effect Impact on EV Space
The VW ‘skateboard’ platform.
Sean Gallup/Getty

Smart design is another reason EVs are roomier than gas cars. VW, Ford, and other EV automakers use a design called the skateboard system. This system gives EVs a space advantage because of where the wheels are placed on an EV. 

Think of a gasoline car as a pair of skates and an EV as a skateboard. In a pair of skates, the wheels are placed fairly close together underneath the body of the skate. There isn’t much room between the front and rear wheels; everything is crammed in between them.

A skateboard’s wheels, on the other hand, are set much further apart underneath the skateboard platform. EVs still place everything between the wheels, just like a gas car, but the wheel spacing design difference means there is a lot more room to play with on the interior.

Julie Bang

Batteries, brakes, motors and other vital parts are spread out along the ‘skateboard’ platform, typically inside the platform to leave a flat base for the EV’s exterior framework and interior design. Aside from expanded interior space, the skateboard approach also gives EVs a lower center of gravity than gas cars, which improves overall handling of the vehicle.

Combine that with the fact EVs need far fewer parts than a gas car and you can quickly see how space expands on the interior. Because of this skateboard design approach, EV automakers can place vital parts anywhere they want on the car’s base platform and arrange seating and storage spaces in any format they like. 

Gasoline powered cars, on the other hand, place engine and steering systems on top of the flat base, plus must add in all the other parts above the base, too. Everything else also goes above the flat base of a gas car, which just continues to limit interior space.

EV automakers continue to create improved variations of the skateboard design with each new version focused on creating more and more comfort for driver and passengers.

For example, Ree, an Israeli EV automaker, offers a design which lets buyers build a customized EV using a modular approach, just like you can build modular homes by putting prebuilt parts together in different designs.

In the video, you can see how Ree’s EV’s ‘skateboard’ designed platform has everything it needs to power the vehicle, giving the car a flat base to create any kind of interior design desired.

Other EV automakers use the skateboard approach as a reusable base for multiple types of EV bodies, which improves production times and reduces manufacturing costs.

The Double Trunk Trick: Pack More Stuff With EV Increased Cargo Capacity 

Because of the way the skateboard design incorporates moving parts into the base platform, there is more room for storage in the front under the hood where the engine used to go.

Ford

Quite often, EV automakers create a front trunk (sometimes called a ‘frunk’) to use the space effectively. There is usually a back trunk in an EV, too, so that gives many EVs a double trunk for storage.

For example, the 2022 Nissan Leaf has 23.6 cubic ft of space; 30 if you include the flexible back seat area. There are emergency latches inside larger frunks and many can be opened wirelessly.

Some front trunks have dividers so stuff doesn’t move around; aftermarket cargo netting or bungee belts can usually be added, too, to help keep items firmly in place.

An average electric SUV with about 30 sq ft of storage (without the back seats folded down) can easily fit two carry-on bags of luggage, two large checked-baggage sized suitcases and one soft-sided overnight bag or backpack.

The rear windows will usually not be blocked even after all that luggage is loaded, so there’s still lots of interior space for family members to enjoy the road trip. 

Newer EVs like the Mustang Mach-e offers a feature for drivers who like to enjoy tailgate or “frunkgate” parties. The Mach-e’s frunk has a drain hole, allowing owners to fill the frunk with ice to keep drinks or food cold and drain melted ice out the bottom.

Even a compact hatchback model EV can offer great amounts of storage. With the seats folded down in a compact EV, a Christmas tree or even bicycle can fit nicely.

The front truck can also be called the front luggage compartment. In Europe and the UK where they call the trunk the ‘boot’, they may refer to the storage space the front boot or froot.

#EVs #Roomier #Heres


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