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Much to the dismay of ardent automotive fanatics, the world is fast adopting all the new technologies that are set to replace the internal combustion engine. Petrol-hybrid electric vehicles and full electric plug-in are all the rage, automotive manufacturers and component manufacturers are aiming all their available resources at anything to do with batteries and motors as well as charging times and possible driving distances. There are loads and loads of terms associated with these new technologies, there’s a lot to learn and understand and even conventional mechanics are easily confused with the systems. Pretty soon working on cars will require a degree in electronics and more. If anyone is interested in a future in the automotive space, it’s time to start subscribing to a bunch of YouTube channels that focus on electric vehicles, modern retro builds featuring engine swaps with electric motors replacing internal combustion engines and also comparisons between the different kinds of electric motors available.

Motors for electric vehicles are impressive in their function, they’re the go-to replacement for the internal combustion engine because they have a high efficiency, high levels of instant power, instant torque, longevity and of course low cost. Well that part is relative, and with the amount of research and development currently (ha ha) taking place with EV motors the cost should start to get more affordable and that will result in cheaper cars for the end user - eventually. Unlike internal combustion engines that are primarily divided into gasoline and diesel-power (ethanol and hydrogen-powered aside), there are a few different options in the electric motor world and these different motors all offer up different characteristics, it’s possible to see different combinations of these motors in an EV too, some will power individual wheels, while others will power a section of the car.

In the EV space, the motors available include Permanent Magnet Brushless DC motors (PM BLDCs), Induction motors, Permanent Magnet Motors and Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM). DC motors are also split into brushed and brushless, again each with their own pros and cons. That’s just the motors, there’s a lot more to an EV, like the batteries and their size and location. There are different kinds of batteries that have different ways to take and hold charge, and this is another part of the EV revolution that’s getting a lot of attention. If you can make the intake charge fast and the output last, that’s like striking gold, nay, platinum.

Take a look at the YouTube video that aims to teach you more about electric vehicles, the terms used and what different components do, not to mention the different kinds of electric motors being used: How an Electric Car Works? Its Parts & Functions [Explained]
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