How an Electric Vehicle’s Speed is Limited by its Back-EMF

How an Electric Vehicle’s Speed is Limited by its Back-EMF

How an Electric Vehicle’s Speed is Limited by its Back-EMF

03/25/19

“What is the primary limiting factor in an electric vehicle’s speed?”

Cars take can take us from one place to another at incredible speeds. However, Like everything in this world, things can only go as far as technology allows for. For electric motors, the faster the motor spins, the more back-emf will be generated. Once the back-emf is equal to the supply voltage, the electric potential will cancel out and there will be no more motion. This is How an Electric Vehicle’s Speed is Limited by its Back-EMF.

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