GCSE Questions: Forces

Q30. The photo shows an electric super-car.

(a) The battery in an electric car needs to be recharged.

Suggest two factors that affect the distance an electric car can travel before the battery needs to be recharged.

[2 marks]


(i) Write down the equation which links acceleration (a), change in velocity (Δv) and time taken (t).

[1 mark]

(ii) The maximum acceleration of the car is 20 m/s2 .

Calculate the time taken for the speed of the car to change from 0 m/s to 28 m/s at its maximum acceleration.

[3 marks]

(c) In a trial run, the car accelerates at 10 m/s2 until it reaches its final velocity.

Given that the distance travelled by the car = 605 m and the initial velocity of the car = 0 m/s, calculate the final velocity of the car.

[3 marks]


(i) Write down the equation which links distance (s), force (F) and work done (W).

[1 mark]

(ii) When travelling at its maximum speed the air resistance acting on the car is 4000 N.

Calculate the work done against air resistance when the car travels a distance of 7.5 km at its maximum speed.

[3 marks]

[13 Marks TOTAL]