FAQ: Learn Python - Classes - Overriding methods

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why it did not print the value for the my_car object of the Car class when i printed the condition for the my_car object of ElectricCar class? How did it differentiated between my_car of Car class and of ElectricCar class

When you first instantiate the object my_car = ElectricCar(), that object inherits the condition new from the parent class, Car().

But once you run the method my_car.drive_car(), the value for that attribute, condition, is changed for the particular object that called the method, in this case, my_car. That is what overriding is all about.