Archive for March, 2011

New Motor Ordered

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Well, I got tired of trucks passing me on the freeway (I *do* live in San Diego, and people drive very, um, aggressively here). While the car does go 70+ mph, it does not have a lot of acceleration left at that point.

So, I have ordered an 80kw BLDC motor from www.currentevtech.com. Dave says it will take from 3 to 6 weeks for delivery. Meantime, I am looking into new motor mounts, contactors, fuses and such.

The new motor weighs 98kg, and produces 250nm torque. In US units, that motor weighs 216 pounds and produces 107 Horsepower, and 184 ft-pounds.