electric car motor

The production of electric cars go as far back as the 1880s but it did not take rise until the 19th to the 21st century. In comparison with the internal combustion engine that is mostly evident in regular vehicles, electric cars are most notable for their quiet motor. Due to the fact that electric cars do not emit pollutants and embodies on the notion of eco-friendliness, BMW strives to take part of the substantial reduction of air pollution. Budds’ BMWi located in Oakville, offers a diverse set of electric cars ranging from the BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW 330e, and the new BMW X5 hybrid!

Electric Motor: AC and DC

An electric motor utilizes electrical energy into mechanical energy, allowing the motor to deliver optimum performance. Electric cars derive their energy through two of the the popular electric motors: the AC (alternating current) and the DC (direct current). Overall, the DC can be advantageous in terms of speed control, simplified installation, and contains a simple drive design. However, the DC motor requires high maintenance and is more prone to the accumulation of dust which potentially decreases performance. With the AC motor, they pride on its low cost, reliable operation, and speed variation. In contrast, the AC motor is unable to operate at low speeds as well as poor positioning controls. Even though the two electric motors are popular amongst electric vehicles, there is always a disadvantage. However, that does not mean that both motors do not provide a crucial purpose in delivering its thrill on the road!

Budds’ BMWi believes that the small things make an immense impact on our staff as well as our customers. We make sure that the motor along with other crucial parts are intricately placed together to produce an electrifying experience. If you would like to find out more about the company and its motors, feel free to contact our Oakville branch or visit the BMWi Oakville website at