Translation of accelerator in Spanish:

accelerator

Pronunciation: /əkˈseləreɪtər; əkˈseləreɪtə(r)/

n

  • 1.1 [Cars/Automovilismo] acelerador (masculine) to step on the accelerator apretar* el acelerador 1.2 [Physics/Física] acelerador (masculine) de partículas
    More example sentences
    • Prius drivers press their accelerator and the vehicle launches in electric mode with the engine coming on around 20 mph.
    • If the driver floors the accelerator pedal, the controller delivers the full 96 volts from the batteries to the motor.
    • When you come to a halt, the car cuts out after a few seconds to preserve energy; the engine then fires again when your foot returns to the accelerator.

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