An electric motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The reverse of this
would be the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy and is done by an
In normal motoring mode, most electric motors operate through the interaction between an
electric motor's magnetic field and winding currents to generate force within the motor. In
certain applications, such as in the transportation industry with traction motors, electric
motors can operate in both motoring and generating or braking modes to also produce
electrical energy from mechanical energy.