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Old 06-27-2009, 09:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just did some quick number crunching.

You got me beat, but not by so much as to sound completely out of the ballpark.

I am running an overvolted DC forklift motor at 72V on used batteries.
I would imagine that newer batteries in a 156V system would be quite a bit more efficient.

Hey, wait a minute! A Solectria has an AC motor with REGEN! Are you counting that?

I believe that most of the hybrid guys consider Regen to be able to add up to 15% efficiency.
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