Manufacturers are investing huge sums into battery technology to maximize the range and performance of new electric cars. However, if you pop the hood of a modern EV, you might find a regular old 12-volt car battery. That may be a confusing experience, but fear not — we’ll explore why that’s there, and uncover the secrets of an electric car’s 12 volt systems while we’re at it.
Most electric cars get around with just one big, high voltage battery pack full of rechargeable lithium cells that drive the motor. But, EVs also have a regular old 12 volt lead-acid