How does an Electric Car work ? | Tesla Model S

  • Published on May 30, 2017
  • 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.
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  • Learn Engineering
    Learn Engineering  Year ago +204

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  • Lorcan Samonte
    Lorcan Samonte 13 hours ago

    the most common example to understand the tesla motor is by observing the simple Tamiya Mini 4WD toys

  • Why so serious
    Why so serious 17 hours ago

    Choosing car's base for battery. Isn't bad choice. One scratch and lithium car can burns the driver much faster than petrol car.
    And making an in build battery is not good idea. What about racing? After some laps cars wait an hour for recharge.
    And what kind of future is this. Petrol car needs front for its engine. But electric car running with 90% useless parts on roads.

  • hitty9
    hitty9 22 hours ago

    Yes, useful for around town driving, but no over the road practicality visible yet. Who wants to stop every two hundred miles for an hour or two to recharge?
    And electricity is not free. Rates will go up. If everyone had an electric car, we don't come close to having recharging capacity anytime soon.

  • G Williams
    G Williams Day ago

    Great video. Would you allow me to help maximize your viewer retention? I offer you my trained, friendly, well-spoken non-robot voice to any video, for free. (Building my resume.)

  • Derik Bagley
    Derik Bagley 2 days ago

    Thanks for your channel

  • Con
    Con 2 days ago


  • Sunil Sunil
    Sunil Sunil 2 days ago

    The conversion of DC to AC is loss of 29% energy ,this will decrease the efficiency of vehicle

  • Mariepol leo
    Mariepol leo 2 days ago

    Tesla,the biggest shit ever build by a jew!

  • Saad Hanif
    Saad Hanif 2 days ago

    Explained perfectly

  • like videos
    like videos 2 days ago

    Please make video on switch gear

  • pratap mahapatra
    pratap mahapatra 3 days ago

    Electric car is the need of future so the govt should give more patronage to implement it in Bharat.

  • Nory Morand
    Nory Morand 3 days ago

    Exelente, el Auto de mis sueños!!!

  • AliceTechTipsYTP
    AliceTechTipsYTP 4 days ago

    amazing explanation, I love electric cars

  • Timotius Aditya
    Timotius Aditya 4 days ago

    why not add solar cells in case of emergency?

  • samdee sam
    samdee sam 5 days ago

    Islam and oil are interconnected

  • Flack Jack Itt
    Flack Jack Itt 5 days ago

    With the proliferation of electric cars, the price of gasoline will go down.

  • Wlodek
    Wlodek 6 days ago

    Buy and Sell EV electric vehicles, list your electric car for free U.S. and Canada.

  • Memeborne madlad
    Memeborne madlad 6 days ago

    Elonnnnnnnnnn Musk!!!!!!!

  • Eduardo Alvarez
    Eduardo Alvarez 7 days ago

    Cuanto es la vida de las baterías , y el costo de remplazarlas ? Es en realidad un ahorro a largo plazo?

  • John Doe
    John Doe 9 days ago

    Great video subbed.

  • Geo Thomas
    Geo Thomas 9 days ago

    It won't happen by 2025.

  • Christian Irias
    Christian Irias 9 days ago

    Dubai future ghost town .

  • klepetar
    klepetar 9 days ago

    and what happens if you have an accident with your tesla? who will fix it? how much time will it take? how much insurance do you have to pay for it? you get a rental?
    for get it.. tesla is still too much of a pain in the to own..

  • Shiva Shankar
    Shiva Shankar 11 days ago

    Good explanation. Thank you sir.

  • Alkerondikid Palau
    Alkerondikid Palau 12 days ago

    In my place, We did have a electric scooter and they were very good like you said, no smoke and very quiet, but there's some problem, no mechanic can fix it if the problem accrue and the dealer advice us to buy a new one. so here we are using it just like a disposeable, when it's stock or not working then you have to throw it and buy new one. That's why people here in my place stop buying electric motorcycle.

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 8 days ago

      Have you ever considered the scooter seller was more interested in selling a whole new scooter then just charging for the repair? Apple does this with their computers and despite their much higher complexity can have major issues fixed fairly easily (usually a burnt out resistor or connector) scooters are very fixable but just like most mass manufactured items it's not cost effective to repair them.

  • Mohamed Anter
    Mohamed Anter 12 days ago

    What is the simulation program used in this

  • Ben Kelly
    Ben Kelly 13 days ago

    It drives me crazy how this guy finishes every sentence with such a high tone of voice

  • James Ferguson
    James Ferguson 13 days ago

    This is great. Is there any plan to deal with C02 emissions from airplanes and ships?

  • wylfwylfwylf
    wylfwylfwylf 14 days ago

    Polution free??

  • Tekkalegn Alula
    Tekkalegn Alula 14 days ago

    How to engines to combunsion fuels

  • Ramy Rabie
    Ramy Rabie 14 days ago

    Great Videos

  • David Siki
    David Siki 15 days ago

    well presented, best

  • That's Adrienne ツ
    That's Adrienne ツ 16 days ago

    Electric Vehicle plus rectifier. Boom

  • doublestarsystem
    doublestarsystem 16 days ago

    The idea of rental of universal battery pack is awsome...still the range of the car can be enhanced by solar panels or by decreasing the distance between rcharge stations...especially outside urban areas...

    • đeri662
      đeri662 16 days ago

      If I understand correctly, you have an idea of puting solar panels on a car. What could be the area of solar panels on it? Maybe 2 m^2? You could maybe get 400 W in midday. That' approx. half of a HP.

  • doublestarsystem
    doublestarsystem 16 days ago

    The main focus is the electric energy storage....lithium ion , as far as i know, takes time to recharge and is dependant of cycles of charge-discharge...hydrogen based cells are not safe...

  • Ashutosh Mishra
    Ashutosh Mishra 17 days ago

    I'm a fresh Automobile Engineer.
    And If I don't get diploma in Electrical... I may be out of a Job.

  • Harryish
    Harryish 17 days ago

    Wish these electric cars should replace current cars soon to save our environment.

    • đeri662
      đeri662 17 days ago

      It's not just about the car emissions, you need to know where electricity to charge them comes from. We will need to do a much better job at battery recycling too.

  • abdu pakalkuri
    abdu pakalkuri 18 days ago

    Nice car

  • Indian Giver
    Indian Giver 18 days ago

    Everyone hates on the electric car until they drive one.... going back to my gas car feels like I am going back to a horse and buggy.

  • Stereo Authority
    Stereo Authority 19 days ago

    Excellent video, I am a big fan of electric cars,
    keep posting, I am subscribing to this channel.

  • Thakur Timmy
    Thakur Timmy 20 days ago

    Yes this is the feuter cars...

  • Tesla Official Channel

    @ Tesla is giving away 100 Tesla Model 3 to a 100 people who will be chosen from the first 5000 members to join by subscribing to this USclip Channel. BE AMONG THE FIRST 5000 MEMBERS. @t

  • Selvarasu Srv
    Selvarasu Srv 20 days ago


  • Terence Miranda
    Terence Miranda 21 day ago

    I bought a used Fiat 500e for 10k recently. Fell in love with it instantly! Man, EVs are just a different animal. Quiet, no shifting gears, super fast acceleration, and the heavy battery pack adds stability and handling.
    Best part is I got into a pilot program with my utility company and they installed a level 2 charger in my garage for free! If I charge during low peak hours, they bill me at half the normal rate. Never going back to ICEs!

  • cine maticz
    cine maticz 21 day ago

    is tesla model s has solar in top roof

  • Babita Gupta
    Babita Gupta 21 day ago

    sir which device is used for acceleration in electric car

    • đeri662
      đeri662 19 days ago

      Batteries power an electric motor (or electric motors) through a power converter. The mechanical power from electric motors is transferred usually through a single speed transmission to the wheels (sometimes directly to the wheels).

  • Michael Opere
    Michael Opere 21 day ago

    Elon Musk will definitely go down as one of the greatest innovators of the twenty first century.

  • kefsound
    kefsound 22 days ago

    bad reading

  • 1bottlefed
    1bottlefed 22 days ago

    Thanks for the advertisement and limited actual information.....

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 17 days ago

      did we watch a different video? this video did a good job of displaying the internals of an EV and how they differ from a ICE.

  • BudKnight
    BudKnight 23 days ago

    This makes me sad because I wanted to build a car and now there’s no point

  • Jon Minnella
    Jon Minnella 24 days ago

    grate vehicle only problem is range how ever if some one could make a portable gas charger to help with range that would be grate

  • Massimo Blasi
    Massimo Blasi 24 days ago


  • Mr gm
    Mr gm 24 days ago

    6:28 if im a mechanical engineer. i want to convert that big gear into planetary gear.

  • Wycliffe Kivumbi
    Wycliffe Kivumbi 24 days ago

    It's a great work but their something missing

  • Llenn
    Llenn 25 days ago

    0:05 Pollution Free c:

  • xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx

    Still i dont get it why Hypercars & Supercars still uses IC engine

    • Jasc Random
      Jasc Random 21 day ago


  • AimColin
    AimColin 27 days ago

    leute deutscher Titel und englisches Video. echt nicht geil.

  • #TecheyGuys
    #TecheyGuys 27 days ago

    can we other battery link 12v or bigger than that

  • Dirk Goettsche
    Dirk Goettsche 29 days ago

    Good video .. but the narration is horrible, irritating, and grinds on my last nerve with the stupid up down inflection in each sentence.

  • Andrea Arecco - Headway

    Ciao a tutti! Sto facendo una ricerca sul settore automobilistico e il green. Potreste dedicare qualche minuto a rispondere al questionario? Vorrei capire attraverso le domande del questionario quanto diversi brand automobilistici vengano percepiti attenti all'ambiente

  • DJ - W0LFB3AT5
    DJ - W0LFB3AT5 29 days ago +7

    I’ll be 33 in 2025
    Can’t wait to test drive these...

  • Ahmad Miftahudin
    Ahmad Miftahudin Month ago

    Kirain pake bahasa indonesia..... 😔

  • ferkemall
    ferkemall Month ago

    You buy one then the battery needs replacing the imeiv with a poxy 16Kw battery costs 19000 euro in France ,24Kw leafs were doing 36000 then loosing 2 bars couple that with only charging up to the recomended 80% of charge and your range has gone down to 20 something miles , sometimes they get a glitch and its back to the expensive diagnostic again then they modual problems , use the heater and the range drops use the air con and the range drops ,fast charge to much it fks the battery if the battery is in a hot environent it needs a Lizard if its in the winter the battery needs a heater they cost tens of thoudands of $$$$$$$$$$
    are expensive to insure you need a home charger as the new trend is bigger batteries more range they are just to much fking around and they are to heavy in the snow with their skiny tyres fkem im staying with my little Renault its petrol i dont get any range problems and can use the aircon and heater any time with no drain on the mileage /range plus i can fix my car my self the parts are very cheap compared to EVs i get 31 around town and 47 + on a run
    If the petrol dries up tomorrow i can go LPG !

    My new contract forom the energy company came so this year im paying #178 more this year for exactly the same energy i used last year ,
    And when the power cuts come my car will start up and go and the EVs wont !

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      well the model 3 is making its way to Europe, it cost $53,000 with a 75kwh battery that gets 500km range at a weight of 3,900lbs , it only looses 20% of its capacity after 500,000 km driven, it looses 7 miles an hour with he heater, fast charging it multiple times wont fuck the battery but will degrade it a bit faster,
      the battery has liquid cooling it can handle hot environments, the benifit of EVS is lower maintenance and cheaper cost to fuel up.

  • Jose Rosa Collazo
    Jose Rosa Collazo Month ago

    Is aire pollution free but not 100% pollution free

  • DrD0000M
    DrD0000M Month ago

    Nikola Tesla didn't invent THE induction motor, he patented A motor design. Walter Baily made the first induction motor in 1879 based off Francois Arago's 1824 work. Tesla's motor was demonstrated two years AFTER Galileo Ferraris' similar 3-phase commutatorless AC induction motor was demonstrated in 1885. Westinghouse paid Ferraris in addition to Tesla for their patents when developing his AC power system.

  • Dessalegn Belay
    Dessalegn Belay Month ago


  • Кирилл Кириллов

    Can't agree with low response to fuel cut in combustion engines. Well, if you mean just just smaller fuel/air ratio - yes, it won't work fast. But changing ignition moment is very effective - most cars use this method to avoid wheels slip.

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    yu zhang Month ago

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  • Jim Martin
    Jim Martin Month ago

    Why not use a stirling cold gas V-6 engine being fueled by a helium cryogenic piston that produces liquid Argon gas that supplies the cold temperatures for the stirling cold gas engine and has a cooling system for the electric motor's and for the use of superconductor's with the stirling cold gas engine's fly wheel's spining two drum motor high frequency electrical power generator's passed through the superconductor's that intern power the electric motor? This could also be used in aircraft and helicopters which would give them unlimited range by not having to recharge batteries? 😟😕

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      here read this

  • Ciel Udbjørg
    Ciel Udbjørg Month ago

    Nice cars, but still cars. Too many cars in one place (such as cities) doesent work. Los Angeles scrapped its huge streetcar system and replaced it with highways. Now, if all those cars on those highways became Teslas (or similar) by a stroke of magic tomorrow, it would not help the underlying problem: Cars cannot solve the transportation needs of a city. For that, you need public transport.
    Otherwise, nice & well made video. :)

  • Colonel1954Dz
    Colonel1954Dz Month ago

    Man just looking at the efficiency graph by RPM is almost enough. This is the future (not necessarily Tesla, electric vehicles in general).
    I find it perplexing that many companies (and politicians) are opposing this to keep their short-term gains although we all know what happens to those who try to swim against the flow of time...

  • Colonel1954Dz
    Colonel1954Dz Month ago

    The power house of the Tesla car is the mitochondria

  • Henry Washington
    Henry Washington Month ago

    7000 thousand cells doesn't make since to me. Why not make a larger cell?

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      its easier to cool and manufacture cylindrical cells, and if something fails its easier to isolate it from the system (short circuits, over voltage, fire)

  • John Dean
    John Dean Month ago

    Irritating commentary.

  • Christ Primus 1790
    Christ Primus 1790 Month ago +1

    The IGBT VFDs are also made gear change noises

    • đeri662
      đeri662 Month ago

      +Christ Primus 1790 That's also true, EVs are so quiet there is a need for PWS.

    • Christ Primus 1790
      Christ Primus 1790 Month ago +1

      +đeri662, but still, I saw there is a Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-sound coming from Renault's ZOE electric car when it's moving, the Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-sound is coming from a speaker on High volumes to warn the pedestrians to the danger of high speeds, the in the Renault ZOE car, the Induction motor is at the front wheels, because all the renault cars are front wheel driven, but back before Ford's T-model a lot of Electric car are driven by brushed DC motors, the reason is why DC motors, because the brushed DC motor is the only one motor wich is spinning directly from te battery without any digital controller, in today's Ekectric cars when the driver switch to shunt mode, the PWS (Pedestrian Warning System) creates Beep-Beep-Beep-sound, otherwise the PWS (Pedestrian Warning System) creates Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-sound

    • đeri662
      đeri662 Month ago

      I think that's what you hear when you are listening to EV accelerating, not the motor. It's still a lot quieter than an IC motor

  • tholeetruck
    tholeetruck Month ago +2

    I wouldn't recommend buying an electric vehicles. The battery pack is too expensive. The battery pack alone costs just as an average used vehicle which is around $5,000 depending on models. If nothing happens to the battery pack, then it would be a great vehicle, but if the battery pack dose goes bad, 90% of the average citizens can't afford it.

    • M C
      M C 2 days ago

      What if it were free?

    • SuperVstech
      SuperVstech 19 days ago

      tholeetruck “an electric vehicles” ?

  • Papa Squatch
    Papa Squatch Month ago

    I can’t believe how simple this is compared to an IC engine... why can’t they build these for under 25k more readily?

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      because to give it decent range requires a big expensive battery.

  • Catalin-Viorel Frent say Nikola Tesla was Greek. Wasn't, was Serbian (of course Austrian citizen because the Austrian-Hungarian empire dominated the region).

  • Dark Shelter
    Dark Shelter Month ago

    Nice explained

  • MrWalker1000
    MrWalker1000 Month ago

    so how does the induction motor transfer its rotation into spinning wheels any different from the gasoline engine i didnt gather that? they are both using transmissions

    • MrWalker1000
      MrWalker1000 28 days ago

      +Miguel lopez i heard it should be good for 12 years

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 28 days ago

      +MrWalker1000 depending if no defect accrues or pre mature failure the battery should theoretically be good for 500k miles before degradation brings it below 70% original capacity but thats being optimistic.

    • MrWalker1000
      MrWalker1000 28 days ago

      +Miguel lopez well battery is always getting better and better. And electric cars should also last way longer than gas cars fight. Will the battery last a long time?

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      +MrWalker1000 yep, the only thing that holds an electric motor back is cooling and battery.

    • MrWalker1000
      MrWalker1000 29 days ago

      +Miguel lopez I see. They seem superior In almost every way

  • Aristowi
    Aristowi Month ago

    Single speed transmission? Sounds cool, but it makes me sad that I won't be listening my car changing gears when accelerating or even doing it myself manually :(

    • Alen Spyctaron
      Alen Spyctaron 7 days ago

      Won't make you sad when the manual transmission starts to breakdown, really inefficient and complex compared to the electric one.

  • Ritschye
    Ritschye Month ago

    boring future is coming :(

  • Evalistu
    Evalistu Month ago

    What happens to the current that the motor(generator) produces when accelerator is released?
    How is it diminished

  • Samprit Walvekar
    Samprit Walvekar Month ago

    A car which should run on magnetic

  • Dheeraj P
    Dheeraj P Month ago

    Correct and clear explanation video
    I liked it and or helped me lot....

  • starfield2
    starfield2 Month ago

    Problem is that it is still too expensive to most people and the lack of infrastructure to recharge the car if living in an apartment block.

  • Viky Singh
    Viky Singh Month ago


  • Lesseirg Papers
    Lesseirg Papers Month ago

    China has no oil and the oil industry has no grip on China. China still uses IC cars. The scooters are all electric , which means coal fired scooters. China would love more EV cars. Now they have 2% of PEVs. Actually the Diesel has overall the lowest CO2 and NOX emissions if compared with the embodied energy of EVs and the grid is 80% renewable. Also China has a quasi monopoly on Lithium. One could argue China is pushing this.

  • BKD Vickers
    BKD Vickers Month ago

    What can be done about the tires?? It takes fossil fuel to make the tires and other parts on the car

    • BKD Vickers
      BKD Vickers 28 days ago

      +Miguel lopez Over time more people will have at least one electric vehicle. I would love to have one in the future, but not to replace my 426 dodge Hemi or my work vehicles that carry heavy loads. Electric vehicles have a purpose, but their use is limited to what they can do. I'm all for conserving energy where it's feasible and economical to do so. More power to people who can can get by with just using electric vehicles, but I can't. I would still like to have one though and I will one day. I've been doing a lot of research on them

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      its better to use fosil fuels for producing material and electricity then to stick it in a small inefficient engine.

  • BKD Vickers
    BKD Vickers Month ago

    Has it been dirt road tested??? Let me test one on the roads I live on for 6 months and I will report how well it held up.

    • BKD Vickers
      BKD Vickers 28 days ago

      +Miguel lopez Sure wish they could get those prices down. The cars can only be bought by the upper middle class and the rich.

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 28 days ago

      +BKD Vickers i assume so, its not much different then regular road ICE beside the power train and torque output. the mode x would fair better in off terrain since its an SUV but that car runs over $80,000

    • BKD Vickers
      BKD Vickers 28 days ago

      +Miguel lopez What about the suspension? Is it like regular vehicles???

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      they have titanium under plating and use a sturdy drive train to handle the 700ftlbs of torque it can output.

  • BKD Vickers
    BKD Vickers Month ago

    How are the parts made??? Using fossil fuels of course.

  • BC Swope
    BC Swope Month ago


    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 29 days ago

      modle 3 uses 5000 to output 75kwh tesla batteries are around 130$ per Kwh so it cost $9750, these batteries have an estimated life span of 20 years, then they can be recycled, also when is the last time you hear of a lithium ion on spill in the gulf of mexico....

    • đeri662
      đeri662 Month ago

      It's easier to recycle old battery materials than pollutants and CO2 from the air. I'm sure we are going to recycle batteries when EVs really take over.

  • BC Swope
    BC Swope Month ago


  • Dipjeet Majumder
    Dipjeet Majumder Month ago

    Single speed transmission isnt always an advantage....

  • Kenneth Namalomba
    Kenneth Namalomba Month ago

    Basically its like a toy car. Batteries underneath and a motor at the back.

  • Tuấn Cường
    Tuấn Cường Month ago

    Whether we equip a solar cell charge for this car along with traditional charge by cable?

    SAVANT FEVER Month ago

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  • jack larkson
    jack larkson Month ago

    you forgot to say tesla is second place in world selling electric cars compare to BYD.
    i hate what diesel and petrol do to environment but we not advance enough to fully 100% change to electric yet,so stop insulting people:they afraid to change or they dont know how to drive electric cars i always want it to try new things so in past 10 years i had:
    diesel car-petrol with manual and automatic transmission-CNG car-hybrid and finally electric car and petrol with manual transmission was my all time favorite in joy of driving and the rest and i dont care what you think about me.