Prius uses Brushless Motor

Brushless CarIt’s true according to Tesla motors all hybrids now use a brushless motor drive. This not only give the vehicles more efficiency in driving but this is also what gives them the ablity to store the kinetic energy as potential energy within the batteries as they stop. In other words the motor is also a generator. Because the motor acts like a generator it is hard to turn and slows the vehicle down, conserving much more energy than any other breaking system!

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