Can an electric motor be used as a generator?

Question by Extra: Can an electric motor be used as a generator?
With no extra components being added? I mean, by just driving the shaft of the electric motor can you power an electric device like a generator?
by any chance can anyone give me an example of this kind of electric motor?
also, can these motors be used for electrically powered automobiles?

Best answer:

Answer by John Kyaw
Yes, you can. You are absolutely right.

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