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Old 08-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I do know that initial runs with the electric motor will have to be watched for how many amps are pulled.

On my Electro-Metro, I can pull away from a dead stop with the electric motor in 5th gear, but acceleration isn't great, and it pulls high amps.

If the truck has better batteries than the Metro (face it, anything is better than the batteries in the Metro....) it should do OK.

The motor for the truck will be bigger than the one in the Metro as well. I could always add forced air cooling to it if I need to as well.
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