Electric vehicles Answered
My electric racing car used a 250 watt Dc motor that weighed about 4 KG.
claims to be 4000 watts - OK that will be at 2600 rpm but a gear box isn't that much of a problem.
Yet I see no DIY electric vehicles using such a motor other than a few electric bikes.
Am I missing something. Watts are watts as far as I know. 4000= about 5.5 Hp. more than enough for a small light electric car.
expert input please.