Do Electric Cars Have Transmissions?

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Sterling Heights drivers have been interested in electric vehicles like the Bolt EV more and more as of late. They’re powerful, environmentally friendly vehicles that save on fuel costs during your commute through Macomb Township. However, a big question people have is the question of maintenance. Do electric cars have transmissions? While there are fewer moving parts in an electric vehicle, they still have a transmission. However, there are no gears on electric cars because the transmission is single speed. Learn more with the new vehicle team at Moran Chevrolet, Inc.!

How Many Gears Are on Electric Cars?

An electric car transmission is different than the kind you’ll find in a gasoline engine. This is because an EV gives you near-instantaneous torque, unlike an ICE. Because of this, you don’t have to rev the engine to make peak power during your drives through Saint Clair Shores. This means that most EVs have a single speed transmission, which allows for all the power to be used the instant you hit the accelerator.

Do You Have To Maintain Electric Car Transmissions?

A lot of people like their EVs because they don’t have to maintain them as much. There’s no engine oil to worry about because there’s no internal combustion engine, eliminating the need for oil changes. However, since EVs still have transmissions, you have to maintain your electric car transmission regardless. Some electric cars make use of transmission fluid while others don’t, so check your owner’s manual to get a glimpse of what your electric transmission maintenance will be like.

And as always, the service team at Moran Chevrolet, Inc. is ready and waiting to take care of your vehicle, electric or not. Our experts are trained in just about everything there is to know about your electric vehicle so you don’t have to worry.

Experience an Electric Vehicle Today at Moran Chevrolet, Inc.!

If you’re looking to give the EV life a go, we’re ready to help you out in Clinton Township. Check out our new vehicle specials to see if the EV for you is on the list. You can also contact us today to get in touch with someone from our team who can help you out or schedule service to get in and get seen. Don’t forget to ask about our military discount!

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