New Ford vehicles include advanced Ford parts that need routine maintenance and care. When you drive electric vehicles, there are different components and care involved. We’re taking a look at everything you need to know at Folsom Lake Ford.

What Does a Transmission Do?

There are three main types of transmissions: automatic, manual, and CVT (continuous variable transmission). They each operate differently but have the same primary role, which is to move the power of your engine to your wheels. The transmission enables the gear ratio between your drive wheels and engine and adjusts as you speed up or slow down.

Does an Electric Vehicle Have a Transmission?

Without an engine, does an electric vehicle need a transmission? While they aren’t the same, an electric vehicle still utilizes a transmission. Rather than a multi-speed transmission, it uses a single-speed transmission to regulate its electric motor. Since electric motors produce a consistent amount of torque and can deliver power instantly, they don’t have to go through the process of revving to build up torque and switch gears.

Which Electric Vehicle is Best for Me?

Interested in an electric vehicle? With an electric Ford vehicle, you still find the premium power you crave, without sacrificing efficiency.

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E – an all-electric SUV that boasts a notable EPA-estimated 314-mile range. It also boasts thrilling performance, including a 3.5-second 0-60 mph time in the GT Performance Edition, all with zero tailpipe emissions.
  • Ford F-150 Lightning – you get the efficiency you want with the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, while still getting the power you need. It boasts an impressive 10,000-pound maximum available towing capacity and can haul up to 2,000 pounds too.  

Still have questions? Reach out to our Ford dealership in Folsom, CA to chat with our team today!