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Old 05-17-2009, 11:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
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That does bring to mind another question. Towing with an EV.

Now clearly electric motors can handle much higher weights/loads and voltages than they were designed for. A number of people have proven that. It's also obvious that towing is going to drastically affect range. Other parts of the equation match with gas-towing. Brake and tire wear in particular. Transmission if you have one.

I know electric "city trucks" have been around a while and can remember hearing about electric fleet vehicles in the 70s.

Plenty of torque available. What affect would towing have on an electric motor? Or an EV in total aside from the obvious range/brakes/tires/transmission bit?

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