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How many moving parts does an electric car have?

One of the selling points of electric vehicles is simplicity. With fewer moving parts and “ingredients,” there’s less that can go wrong, and correspondingly less maintenance that should be required. But how many fewer moving parts are there? How many moving parts does an electric vehicle have?

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Moving Engine Parts in Electric Vehicles

If one is only focusing on the drivetrain of the vehicle, an electric car has only one moving part: the motor. A gasoline-powered ride, on the other hand, has hundreds of moving parts. The electric motor itself has just one moving part: the shaft. Other electronic powertrain elements, such as the controller and charger, have no moving parts.

Some 4-wheel drive electric vehicles do use a two-motor design, wherein one motor is responsible in each pair of wheels. So in this case, the total moving engine parts would be two.


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Total Moving Parts in an Electric Vehicle

However, if we want to get into detail about moving parts, we can go beyond the engine to elements like the reducer gearbox, differentials, bearings, spacers, braking system and wheels. Electric vehicles also require liquid cooling systems, which include pumps, valves, and so forth. If we take all these moving parts into account, the worst-case scenario ballpark estimated totals would be:

  • 80 – 90 moving parts in a single motor (2WD) electric vehicle
  • 90 – 100 moving parts in a double motor (4WD) electric vehicle

This is in contrast, however, to the several hundreds of moving parts found on ICE vehicles. And high-performance motors can have over 1,000. So electric cars still come out well ahead in terms of mechanical simplicity.

What is the benefit of fewer moving parts in a vehicle?

Having fewer moving parts in a vehicle means that there is less that can go wrong with it, resulting in greater reliability and fewer maintenance appointments. Gas-powered vehicles are loaded with gizmos whirring, spinning and pumping, which means that there are a lot of factors that can go wrong. This results in an endless carousel of oil changes, filter replacements, periodic tune-ups and exhaust system repairs. And on top of that, you have to get the occasional water pump, fuel pump, and alternator maintenance.

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2019 Nissan Altima New Features and Release Date in Salisbury MD

The future is now for the all-new Nissan Altima. Nissan’s top-selling sedan is getting even better for the 2019 model year, as the all-new 2019 Altima lineup has been fully redesigned and enhanced for its sixth generation – and we can’t wait until we can offer it here at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland. The only problem with the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima lineup is that we don’t know where to begin when discussing all of the impressive improvements it has been gifted. Do we start with its pair of new engine options? What about its new interior and exterior style points? Or maybe its comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features? Well, we’re going to cover all of that here as we check out the new features of the 2019 Nissan Altima lineup, but first we’re going to check in on its release date to see when it will arrive at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

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When will the All-New 2019 Nissan Altima Lineup Arrive at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula?

Thankfully, we don’t have too long to wait until we get the new Nissan Altima lineup at Pohanka Nissan Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland. That’s because the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima lineup will start arriving at dealerships like ours sometime this fall.

What are Some of the Best New Features for the All-New 2019 Nissan Altima Lineup at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?

As we mentioned in our introduction, there is a wide array of new features to be excited about for the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima. For starters, there are two new engines to choose from when picking out your new 2019 Altima, including Nissan’s first-ever variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder engine, which delivers near V6-level performance combined with 4-cylinder-level gas mileage. The all-new 2019 Nissan Altima lineup is also longer, lower and wider, giving it a sportier yet still sophisticated appearance. Its list of new features is topped by new advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology that makes the all-new 2019 Altima lineup safer and easier to drive than ever before.

For more on the 2019 Nissan Altima lineup or any of our other new Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs, please contact our staff here at Pohanka Nissan of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

4 Reasons the 2017 Nissan LEAF is a Commuter’s Dream Car

2017 Nissan LEAF Salisbury, MDElectric vehicles aren’t perfect for every situation. Their maximum range isn’t very good compared to hybrids or even pure-gasoline cars. Furthermore, without the right kind of station, they can take hours to recharge. However, EVs are definitely good for most short and moderate trips such as the daily commute and running errands in town. The Nissan LEAF, in particular, makes a great choice for a town car.

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Six 2017 Nissan Models to Get Excited About

Nissan-LogoNissan is working hard on upgrades and new designs for their 2017 vehicles. From the large sport utility vehicle to the sports cars, their new fleet promises to bring new technology to drivers both inside the car and out. Here are six 2017 Nissan models to get excited about.

The 2017 Pathfinder

The 2017 Pathfinder has a new look with rounded edges and an updated headlight design with a more angular look. Nissan plans to use lighter weight materials to drop the weight of the Pathfinder down to about 4,000 pounds, and the front has a rounder grill while the back has an extra tail gate and bumper.

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