How many motors are in an electric car?

I have been looking into buying my first electric car, and I want to understand more about the mechanics behind them. How many motors are there in an electric car?

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Answer provided by
Allison Stone
Answered on May 10, 2022
Buying a new car is an exciting process, and good on you for deciding to do some research first before you commit.
On most electric cars, there will be just one electric motor found on either the rear or front axle, depending on whether the car is rear-wheel or front-wheel drive. On an all-wheel drive electric car, there will be two motors—one for each axle.
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