Not really. Unless you have one motor per wheel (i.e. hub motors) you need some gearing to "steer" the power to the wheels via a differential or other device. Such devices have inherent ratios, and they also have gears. But in most cases "gears" refer to selectable ratios that allow a car to achieve a wide range of speeds with a limited RPM range prime mover.Matt Gruber wrote:So you guys don't count the 10:1 tesla gear reduction as a gear?
It's like clipless pedals or freezer burn - the terms themselves aren't technically correct but everyone knows what you are talking about when you use them.