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Electric car help

  1. Mar 6, 2007 #1
    electric car help :)

    A projected electric vehicle makes use of storage batteries as its source of energy. Its mass is 1560 kg and it is powered by 24 batteries, each 12 V, 95 A hr. Assume that the car is driven on level roads at an average speed of 32.4 km/hr and the average friction force is 240 N. Assume 100% efficiency and neglect energy used for acceleration. No energy is consumed when the vehicle is stopped, since the engine doesn’t need to idle. Determine the horsepower required.
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2007 #2

    Dick

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    You need to show what sorts of concepts you would use to solve this problem and an attempt at a solution before we can help. I will tell you that you don't need all of the information you are given. Which info is necessary and which isn't?
     
  4. Mar 6, 2007 #3
    A simple force*velocity = power, converted into horsepower seems to work. seems I posted prematurely. Sorry for that :(
     
  5. Mar 6, 2007 #4

    Dick

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    Right you are.
     
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