Archive for May, 2012

New motor uses less power

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Neat.  I calculated the power / mile, and got 290 Wh/mile.  That’s less than with the smaller motor (about 300Wh/mile).  Plus, there is no regen, so *IF* I can ever get that to work with this new motor, the power usage will be even better.

Lesson learned:  larger motors can be more efficient than smaller ones.

Picture of the new rear trunk layout

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I realized when I posted the pictures of the new radiators and such that I neglected to include a picture of the new controller and wiring layout in the rear trunk.  Hopefully this will satisfy those who are curious.  🙂

New controller