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Why don't electric cars, like the Chevy Volt, have geared transmissions? [Video]

Posted by Poquet Auto on Jun 30, 2016 10:00:02 AM

When the first electric car was put on the market, what did you think?

Were you in awe? Did it come off a little weird?

Well, with the perceived success of Tesla’s Model 3 unveiling, it appears that electric vehicles will be in the mix as car makers adapt to the market’s desires.

After all, Mercedes will be debuting an all electric car in October of 2017.

New innovation breeds new questions. CNET’s ‘Roadshow‘ took the time to answer a very common question they receive on electric car transmissions. That question, “Why don’t electric cars have geared transmissions?”

The answer: it's all about the torque!

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