[Oeva-list] MOTOR SIZE

Tony tony at notebene.net
Mon Feb 23 12:39:02 PST 2009


I ran my 2200 lb Renault on a 48Volt Prestolite at 102V at freeway 
speeds for years, I did not try and climb Sylvan hill with that 
however.  I *did* burn that motor up and replace it with a 7in ADC 72 
Volt  and it runs great on 120Volts.
--Tony

Gary Graunke wrote:
> These all seem way too small.
>
> My Honda Insight weights 1800 lbs, and uses an average (not peak) 10KW 
> (14 HP) to go at freeway speeds. You may need use proportionally less if 
> the smart car is lighter, but then again you may want to go up a hill or 
> accelerate!
>
> The peak rating on my motor is 26.2 KW, or 37 HP.
>
> Unless you want to be an NEV, you should have considerably more power to 
> move with traffic and go up hills.
>
> Gary
>
>
> . wrote:
>   
>> Want to ask the experts in our group
>>
>> I have a choice of 3 engines which one would be the best one for a smart
>> size car 2 SEATER
>> 48V 4KW DC MOTOR
>>
>> 72V 6.5KW AC MOTOR
>>
>> 120V 8.5KW AC MOTOR
>>
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