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Electric truck question

  1. Jul 17, 2010 #1
    How many Hp would an electric motor need to reliably power a half ton 4x4 truck?

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  3. Jul 17, 2010 #2
    Use the same power rating as the original non-electric motor, if that was satisfactory.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 #3

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    You can probably get away with a bit less - the limit on a truck engine is getting enough torque to get it moving, electric motors have maximum torque at startup so might be a better fit to a truck
     
  5. Jul 17, 2010 #4
    you cant compare an electric motor with a gas motor.. so i should find a 250hp electric motor??..... right

    thanks anyways
     
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