ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

electric cars

Electric cars are like regular cars, but instead of having an engine that runs on gas, they are powered by electric motors that run on electricity. Electricity is a type of energy that is made from natural things like wind and water, so it does not create pollution like a gas engine does. The motor in an electric car turns the wheel to make it go, just like a regular car. Instead of getting energy from gasoline, the electric car gets energy from batteries that are charged up with electricity. This means electric cars are better for the environment because they don't create as much pollution as gas cars do.