Two factors differentiate the driving behavior of a conventional vehicle versus a battery-powered vehicle.
The first is acceleration, which is significantly better in an electric car versus a conventional car due to the rapid attainment of maximum torque. The second is that electric vehicles cause virtually no engine noise.
Additionally, the electric motor doesn’t have a transmission, which is why the driver doesn’t have to shift gears and experiences uninterrupted acceleration.
The braking behavior of the electric vehicle is also different. In addition to the conventional brake, it also has a so-called recuperation brake. Here, when the speed is reduced, the electric motor is used as a generator and kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy. In this process, the car brakes and part of the energy released is recovered. In some cases, the recuperation brakes are so powerful that the conventional brake rarely needs to be used.