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    Electric motors

    Yes, Teslas have engines. But not in the traditional sense of the word.

    Most cars on the road today have internal combustion engines. They use liquid fuels, such as gasoline or diesel.

    Teslas use electric motors. They use electricity, which is stored in the car’s battery.

    Electric motors have some benefits in comparison to internal combustion engines:

    • More efficient in converting fuel/electricity into motion
    • Cheaper to maintain, because there are less moving parts
    • Better for the environment
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