Why don’t EVs have grilles?

By Product Expert | Posted in Electric Vehicles on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at 8:37 am
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EV FAQs: Why Don’t Electric Cars have Grilles?

Here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee, we get a lot of people that come in that are very curious about EVs. They want to know more about them, like how they work, how long they take to charge, etc. One question that we get often is “Why don’t EVs have grilles in the front?”

Here’s why electric cars don’t have grilles.



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Why EVs Don’t Have Grilles

EVs don’t have grilles because electric motors don’t need cooling like combustion motors do. In a vehicle with a combustion engine, a radiator uses wind that comes through the grille to chill the hot engine coolant, which then gets sent it back into the engine and stops it from overheating. EVs use small electric motors that are powered by batteries, a process which produces very little heat, and thus requires no cooling system.


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