Traction motor

A traction motor is an electric motor used to propel a vehicle such as locomotives or hydrogen cars, elevators, or electric multiple units. Traction motors are used in electrically powered rail vehicles (electric multiple units) and other electric vehicles, including electric milk floats, elevators, roller coasters conveyors, trolleybuses, and cars with electrical transmission systems (diesel-electric locomotives electric hybrid vehicles) and battery electric vehicles.

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