An RC car and a dog
Radio-controlled yellow car and a German Shepherd dog. Image credit: Alexey Pelikh/

Various toys have come and gone, but remote-controlled cars have stood their ground. Little boys and big men even share the same excitement brought about by this toy, be it for entertainment or as a hobby.

With the advancement of technology comes new designs and more complex features for these electric remote-controlled cars. Remote control cars nowadays are not only limited to forward and backward movements but can carry on climbing, jumping or turning around actions.

To spark your interest more about electric remote control cars, you can visit to learn more about their components and special features, and be updated as well with the best ones on the market. Newbie or not, here are 5 facts you should know about these electric remote-controlled cars.

  1.  Design

The design of the electric remote-controlled cars determines its use. Electric remote-controlled cars are either on-road or off-road. On-road cars are made for smooth roads and are usually built for speed while off-road cars are designed for any terrain. On-road electric remote-controlled cars move fast on paved roads, asphalt or even on carpets.

On-road cars are usually used for racing events. A so-called buggy vehicle is a cross between an on-road and an off-road car. It has the speed of an on-road with the agility of an off-road. Rock crawlers and monster trucks are examples of off-road cars which can easily climb rocks and hills but are low on speed levels.

  1.  Power Source

Electric remote-controlled cars are called such because their motors are powered by a rechargeable battery or a series of batteries. Batteries are needed for both the car and the radio controller. Different cars have different capacities. The higher capacity provided by the batteries, the longer the drive time. Electric remote-controlled cars which use high-capacity batteries also need to recharge for a longer period of time.

  1.  Speed Control

Electrically operated remote-controlled vehicles need electric speed controls to manage the speed of the car. These speed controls analyze how fast the motors will run.

  1.  Electric Motor

There are two types of electric motors, brushed and brushless. Brushed motors are cheaper, inefficient, lacks power and usually lasts for 6 months only. Brushless motors on the other hand, are powerful, fast and lasts a long time. The motor works hand-in-hand with the electric speed control for the remote-controlled car to perform properly.

  1.  Advantages

Although the choice of the type of car is left for the individual’s own taking, it is also good to know the advantages of an electrically operated remote-controlled car over the others. Electric remote-controlled cars are usually cheaper, needs less maintenance and the type which is best to use at home. They are also observed to have faster acceleration than their nitro remote-controlled vehicles counterparts.

Operating an electrical remote-controlled car is literally child’s play but the nitty-gritty details of its components and parts essential to high performance driving can be serious matter to hobbyists. It may need a more detailed article to discuss all the vital terms about electrically operated remote-controlled cars to interested people, young or old. Hopefully, the packets of knowledge you may learn from reading the facts above be helpful enough in your decisions in choosing and eventually driving your own electrical remote-controlled vehicle.