Snowblower Auger Engagement Question

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I only recently became aware of the EGO PowerPlus Snowblower, and was so taken with the product I sought out, and was lucky enough to find two of them in one of my local Home Depots. I bough them both (one for me and one for my Dad for an early Christmas present)! I am extremely impressed with the workmanship thus far and based on my research, I have very high hopes for this product. Here is my question. I notice that, unlike gas powered units, there doesn’t appear to be a mechanical engagement between the safety bar and the tensioner for the auger. Does this unit utilize the equivalent of a throttle position sensor to engage the auger when the safety bar is pulled back? Just wondering technically how it works. Thanks in advance for your responses. 
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Yep. This is how my little corded SnoJoe works as well. The Ego also adds a variable speed control to the auger, which I can't wait to try!