Do electric cars have differentials?

Hey there, I hope to purchase my first car, and I'd love for it to be electric. I've been researching, and I came across an unfamiliar term. What are differentials, and do electric cars have them?

Chanice Boyd · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Welcome to the road—there’s nothing like buying your first car.
cars have differentials, but they’re different from those used in a traditional gas-fueled vehicle.
Differentials are gears that allow different drive wheels on the same axle to rotate at different speeds. This function occurs when the car is turning. You can find the differentials between the rear wheels of a traditional vehicle.
Electric cars use a computer-controlled limited-slip differential found between the two from driveshafts (E-Diff). The E-Diff Uses the steering wheel command signal, throttle position signal, and motor speed signals to control the power sent to each wheel. This ensures that all the wheels receive the exact torque they need.
With an E-Diff, your electric car will have a lot more traction control and results in better performance for your vehicle.
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