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How does an Electric Car work ? | Tesla Model S

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Electric cars are making big waves in the automobile world. These noise-free, pollution-free and high-performance vehicles are expected to make their I.C. engine counterparts obsolete by 2025. This video will unveil the hidden technologies behind the Tesla Model S, which recently became the world’s fastest accelerating car. We will see how electric cars have achieved superior performance by analyzing the technology behind the induction motor, inverter, lithium ion battery power source, regenerative braking and above all, the synchronized vehicle mechanism, in a logical, step-by-step manner. The working and features of Tesla car is explained here with help of animation. Please support us at Patreon.com so that we can add one more member to the team and will be able to release 2 educational videos/month. https://www.patreon.com/LearnEngineering Check out this excellent video on regenerative braking from Kyle Drivers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b2i5ufN7k0 Check out Jehu's channel https://www.youtube.com/user/jehugarcia Curious about how LE was born ?, Check out our story : https://goo.gl/otQfvD Like us on FB : https://www.facebook.com/LearnEngineering Voice-over artist : https://www.fiverr.com/mikepaine
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Learn Engineering (8 months ago)
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Rafique Khan (10 days ago)
which software does this work?
shanmugam ramasamy (13 days ago)
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Junior Olivares (16 days ago)
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Azmie Nuur (2 hours ago)
i suggest install Alternator System & Solar System charge back to Battery ,ermmm or maby we need creat Arc Reactor to infinit power for long life charging
Michael Scott Harris (14 hours ago)
Great system in the car and is the near future but reading the comments is like observing a mass hallucination driven by self-serving bias. The car is a coal burner in most cases. Lithium is rare. Lithium battery fires are hard to put out as they release oxygen. The electronics are marvelous but not new and autopilot has driven some drivers to their graves, There fixed it.
Scorpion7substance (2 days ago)
Wow didn't pull any punches on this one. They clearly went after the Camaro engine lol. Great tech cant wait to see some really sporty electric cars.
Vishwa Bhai (2 days ago)
Gd explanation needed for EV MAKE more such video to gain knowledge
Ali Ismail (2 days ago)
This video is a public service. Thank You! :).
Echarge Work (3 days ago)
How to make money out of you car? How eCharge uses the Blockchain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKAdZCp09A
Jake Passafiume (4 days ago)
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Non of Ur business (4 days ago)
let me burst the bubble, the power to weight ratio Should including battery and gas weight, also maintenance gonna knock out your income because you cant do it your self so they gonna rape your wallet so after 5 years when you do the math you ll find that a v4 engine was gonnabe cheaper after factoring in every thing assuming lithium didnt blow up and made you do the math on wheelchair
PING HE (4 days ago)
Did somebody compare the Weight of elctric cars with traditional cars? You will found that Model S is more than two ton. Audi A4 is only 1.6 ton. Dose it make sinse to compare the engine weight?? another question is, Is it so clear to produce the battery? The total efficiency and the eco-friendly of electrical and traditional car nobody can exactly calculate.
Cotronixco (5 days ago)
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Brain Mind (6 days ago)
These videos are put together well, but I’ve noticed in a couple videos that the narrator has an American accent while the graphics show right-hand drive. Curious.
vinod banwala (6 days ago)
what about battery life?
hari krishnaa (6 days ago)
and then there is ferrari.. who is not at all intrested in pure electric motor cars .. yeah. they do have hybrid cars. laferrari is one !
SrTcode snake (7 days ago)
A car failed by all standards We are in the Middle East's largest car consumer in the world For cars that run on lithium batteries do not tolerate a temperature of more than 40 degrees Celsius In the Middle East, it reaches more than 60 degrees, so I support the use of electric cars and not modern cars so keep this cars working in the Arctic or Antarctica only
Praful Patel (8 days ago)
Nice video
joe nurat (8 days ago)
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Computer Decagon (8 days ago)
This doesn't doesn't matter. Where does it get its power from? Most power is 70% coal, i think 20% natural gas or others and 10 percent other renewables. The real way to stop pollution is to use bio fuel, which pollutes around 70% less.
communist knuckle (8 days ago)
this is really great for my school project
Bill (8 days ago)
While I agree that electric cars are the future they are in no way pollution free.
Ethan Nelson (8 days ago)
As innovative as this idea is, I just don't see myself driving an electric car. I enjoy working on conventional gasoline cars and researching to understand the complex engine bay (when it comes to cars, there's always something to learn). I enjoy the power I feel when I accelerate, and the sweet release of shifting at 4k rpms. An electric car takes away the entire car and driver experience. Having to work on and maintain my car, to me, is what makes it truly mine. Besides, electric cars are no cleaner than gasoline inductive cars. They rely on mined and burned coal to power them. The only "clean" car is one that is solar powered.
Nitish gurav (9 days ago)
Fantastic video! Loved it
Nic Parker (9 days ago)
it is attached to a ATM ?
Mim Khan27 (9 days ago)
please translation to bangla...
一満双葉 (9 days ago)
Very good video
Naresh S (10 days ago)
FAN of Tesla since it started working on electric cars...... Keep Good work going
Dennis W (10 days ago)
These cars seem useless for long highway trips. Too damn expensive too
Kai T (12 days ago)
"Selective Braking" huh ? While it is true throttle control is less responsive on IC cars - "Selective Bracking" -AKA Dynamic Stability Control that's been on the "inferior" IC cars for YEARS -- and they are used without the need of LSD!! Hate to brake it to you, Tesla is probably buying their DSC System ("Selective Braking" as you called it) from the same supplier (BOSCH maybe?) where other inferior IC car manufacturers bought their DSC System from ! You hidden bias in your report is trying to make it sound as if : (A.) DSC (Selective Braking as you called it) is exclusive to electric car and (B.) Tesla invented it. You might be just an Elon fanboy but your video sure makes you sound like a Tesla's paid hitman.
goldtitan 337 (13 days ago)
You forgot one problem with electric cars and thats that theres no replacement for displacement
Paahinath A (13 days ago)
This video was really great.Thank for helping me to learn how an electric car works.
J J (14 days ago)
Very interesting
Addison Ramirez (14 days ago)
This video filled in a lot of gaps and gave me a better understanding between heat and electricity.
xyzrx (15 days ago)
why nobody thinking about two section battery and two alternator. the motor run use one section battery and after power drain its auto switch to the second battery to continue. the same time charging the first battery. chargeless?
scott d (16 days ago)
i want an electric car so bad!
Taunter Atwill (16 days ago)
Why don't 'they' make fan's behind a grill so that when you drive the fan's start rotating and deliver extra power to charge the batteries while driving, for more miles?
A Olsson (17 days ago)
Misspell at 0.22 of "ACCELARATING".
Ky Bousong (19 days ago)
Excuse me for incomprehensible question. When we use brake, so no power supplies to motor. If the motor still runs, is it possible for motor to creates the current flows back to battery? I'm interested in electric vehicles, but I'm only freshman.
Captain Crunch (11 days ago)
No problem. Good luck.
Ky Bousong (12 days ago)
Anyway, thanks for your informations :-D
Ky Bousong (12 days ago)
yeah, i did search in YouTube, and i do have many links, but i'm not sure which one is quite good.
Captain Crunch (12 days ago)
I have an electric vehicle, a Tesla Model S. I don't however have any links to buy Lithium Ion batteries, but I am sure if you search YouTube, there are many people that buy and review Lithium Ion or Lithium Ion Polymer batteries since they are now commonly used in drones, RC cars etc. Your application and budget would determine what Lithium Ion batteries would best work for you.
Ky Bousong (12 days ago)
wow, i see.thanks you so much. You seem comprehensible about electric car a lot. Are you a electrical vehicle? and do you know any link which can be trusted to buy lithium lon batteries or else?
August Reigns (19 days ago)
confirmation bias at it's finest.
rajkumar s (20 days ago)
i like the car
KRZYSZTOF WACHOWSKI (20 days ago)
Kur..a, czyli silnik klatkowy.
Palpatine (20 days ago)
So simple!
http://electricvehicles.in/mahindra-electric-bulls-into-indian-ev-market/
Hello World (23 days ago)
I would like to see more models. One "off road" model and a price regular people can afford.
sanket dhamnaskar (23 days ago)
Thanks a lot... Superb Research..
Deepak R (24 days ago)
Mind blowing
Leo Li (24 days ago)
Electric vehicle is much simpler then conventional cars, yet cost 2 times more...
Vishal Kaushal (24 days ago)
thanks buddy...
Jonas Damon (25 days ago)
The range as a disadvantage is somewhat inaccurate. For the tesla you can get 244 mi on a full charge with the ac blazing . Although true if you consider 244 mi short.
Egor patula (25 days ago)
Great to see that... I made it too. Using avasva handbooks :)
Anjana Lakshan (26 days ago)
Good work..thank u
Shantelle Adeline (27 days ago)
I did something similar with Avasva solutions.
jameshowell200040 (27 days ago)
Electric cars are much safer? Tell that to Richard Hammond
Kartik Sharma (28 days ago)
This is very useful for earth
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dalgurah (29 days ago)
Hmm, why there are no generators inside the wheels? I understand they are heavy and all, but they also really smooth.
El_Gran_Pitotote (1 month ago)
Jehu Garcia thanked himself? In a Siri boy voice? Thank you.
sleekitwan (1 month ago)
Incredibly well made, correct, and informative. Kudos to the channel for an excellent comparison with ICE machines.
anuruddha lekamge (1 month ago)
Nikola Tesla... True hero !
makwana manoj (1 month ago)
Awesome
home tech (1 month ago)
can it quickly charge like petrol engine.
M A mido full stop (1 month ago)
hey man , I send you An Arabic translation. Why didn't you accept it ?😒😕
Alexander van Wyk (1 month ago)
Absolutely brilliant. Please make a platform available where individual electric components could be purchased in order to convert conventional cars. Numbers should steadily grow.
Alexander van Wyk (1 month ago)
Absolutely brilliant. Please make a platform available where individual electric components could be purchased in order to convert conventional cars. Numbers should steadily grow.
Sheldon Lai (1 month ago)
Great video, but I do have a question about the rings at 1:10. I am slightly confused about what they are used for. Even without rings, a circuit can be formed using the ends of the rotor, so why are the rings needed? Does it increase the performance? If so, how? I have only taken one physics class in my university, so sorry if this is a stupid question.
Kalyan Reddy Pothuka (1 month ago)
Hello I need information about hydrogen fuel cell car can u please provide me
Akash Jain (1 month ago)
This is a great video. Thanks for providing this knowledge.
Jim Dandy (1 month ago)
Great vid. EVs have already made their IC counterparts 'obsolete'. If you mean something more along the lines of supplanting ICs by 2025, I SO want that to be true, but with all the right wing government corruption & resistance from the oil & car industries I find it damn near impossible to believe.
aleksi haapasaari (1 month ago)
No noise in disadvantage
675forlife 2017 (1 month ago)
Moreover, thus, now.
User Name (1 month ago)
AC/DC=T-N-T!
Shivdatta Waghmode (1 month ago)
Please make video on electric vehicle calculations such as range at top speed , range at given speed , coefficient of drag , rolling resistance , initial power and torque needed to start the electric vehicle , how much energy needed for a specific range , how much energy needed for a specific speed ...
Arpit Prajapati (1 month ago)
wow!!
Pyro Chimp (1 month ago)
All multi-million dollar combustion super cars just leaked oil everywhere...
Arshad Amin Awan (1 month ago)
Just one word "amazing"
Tristan Möller (1 month ago)
Yeah electric cars can accelerate much faster because they have much less mass to move
Philemon Bani (1 month ago)
waw! is geat.
Arturo Gonzalez (1 month ago)
take that combustion engines!
Jeyapaul Suresh (1 month ago)
awesome, comparison fabulous
mr smith (1 month ago)
Love the video.. your really should explain how deadly the batteries are to make so your buying something that's already destroyed part of the world and when that battery dies and it will you will in fact cause more damage producing them batteries than buying ten cars and driving em tell 500k miles for just two batteries so much for going green
Captain Crunch (12 days ago)
No problem, there is a lot of information out there from organizations that have studied this pretty closely.
mr smith (12 days ago)
Captain Crunch appreciate your info and link
Captain Crunch (16 days ago)
Looks like you don't know much about EV batteries. EV batteries are mostly Nickel, with some Cobalt and Aluminum, although the Cobalt content is dropping to very little. Making an electric car is not even remotely close to buying 10 cars and driving them 500k miles, the extra energy required is about 10% to 20%. Much of that information can be seen here: https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/electric-vehicles/life-cycle-ev-emissions#.Wu6kLaQvxEY
21Ghjgha22 h21 (1 month ago)
sounds expensive to fix
Dj Phanspy Videoblog (1 month ago)
People who dislike this video are from Saudi Arabia or Venezuela if they have internet lmaf
Tech news by Dmitriy (1 month ago)
It's cool but if Tesla cars were less complex maybe more people would be able to afford them
Carson Ver Planck (1 month ago)
The US Military disliked this video.
booger king (1 month ago)
Battery replacement cost as much as a new car
Shadow 144 (1 month ago)
I wonder if u could make an electric super car... And u know where the engine would be behind the passangers there would be a big battery pack i guess... Man that would be awsome...
Sarita Yadav (1 month ago)
electric car price
Where does electricity come from ? Oil .
Shams Reza (1 month ago)
Great animation and explanation of how Tesla S works !! Please make also an animation about Tesla X
Captain Crunch (16 days ago)
They work exactly the same.
DEFrizal (1 month ago)
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kshitij sharma (1 month ago)
Sir where is the starter of I.M
John Bang (1 month ago)
These cars are not polluting free. Where does the power these cars are charged with. Nobody talks about this. It's coal power and nuclear power. And how environmentally friendly are the batteries that are being used. Everything with electric car is suspicious. And it has nothing to do with global warming. Global warming we have hated many times in the history of the Jews. And the Tesla system is based on FREE Power. Not that one has to recharge batteries. This only has with extra tax. Everything is just hoax.
sultan husnoo (8 days ago)
"nobody talks about this" :D :D :D believe me EVERYBODY talks about it whenever someone mentions electric cars :D :D but there is also a very real problem of over-production of solar energy during the day now. In fact a lot of solar farms around the world are being turned off at midday because of excess production. That excess energy could replenish a lot of car batteries. Also, COAL plants usually operate at maximum efficiency when at high load, during dead hours the cars could contribute to increase the load. China is in fact developping a kind of smart grid-connected charger that will allow the grid to tap into the cars' batteries during peak hours and then charge them again during off-peak. I agree a lot needs to be done. But its still a good solution. And PLEASE dont mention fusion which has been 'two-years-away' for the past fifty years :D at least this one is here and its now.
Shreyan Shardul (1 month ago)
too complicated
miron (1 month ago)
using V8 model to show I4 crankshaft cycle LMAO that's how you fuck up real bad
Fortunato Scafarto (1 month ago)
Excellent video!
Prajwal Raut (1 month ago)
Thanks bro pls dont stop uploading these kind of videos
arun raj (1 month ago)
what is the use of invertor
Devo Dar (1 month ago)
A quick way to rid crazy Middle East...all electric vehicles. No more war
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Donald Scott (1 month ago)
Since 63% of America's electricity comes from fossil fuels and 20% from nuclear energy, I don't see how they can call this vehicle "pollution free".
Simon Luzara (1 month ago)
Not the future, but sooner replacement to make them so called white red starve to what they have as CRUDE OIL

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