Capacitor discharge ignition system

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Can capacitor discharge ignition system be used in electric vehicles viz Cars, Motorbikes etc?

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No. EV's don't use or need them. Capacitive discharge ignition systems are for internal combustion engines (ICE). EV's don't have an ICE.

  • Thanks. Which type of automobiles will have a CDI system? Racing cars? Military vehicles? Jul 25, 2022 at 23:23
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    @PrashantAkerkar - Capacitive discharge was used prior to electronic ignition systems in distributors with points. Jul 25, 2022 at 23:47
  • Thanks. You mean old cars?. CDI is replaced by electronic? Jul 25, 2022 at 23:49
  • @PrashantAkerkar - It is an example. Jul 26, 2022 at 0:12

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