How do electric car motors create motion?

DIY mechanic here. I’d love to own an electric car, but I want to learn as much as I can about it before purchasing. Can you give me a simple explanation of how electric car motors create motion?

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Answer provided by
Chanice Boyd
Answered on Apr 14, 2022
We’d love to help as much as we can. Simply put, electric car motors use magnets to create motion.
The process is called electromagnetic induction, where electric cars turn electricity into motion with magnets. Electric motors have a fixed magnet called the stator, and a turning coil of wire called a rotor.
There is also an armature which is an electromagnet. The armature carries current from the battery and generates a magnetic field. The interplay of all these pieces and charged particles provides the torque necessary to create motion.
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