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Old 05-04-2010, 04:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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1997 Metro host car... 65 mph top speed, 200 mile range (though he doesn't state at what speed), and on only 72 volts!
I want to calculate his CdA. The best way to do it: how many horsepower does he need to hold 65mph? The second-best way to do it: at what speed does he draw 150Wh/mi, and what's the efficiency of his motor?
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The post on EVDL mentioned ~170wH/mile. I think the top speed is voltage limited? It has two electric motors; one driving each wheel, and it appears to be chain drive -- a sprocket is just visible on the outside of the driver's side rear wheel in one on the shots from down low and behind the car.

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