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Old 05-13-2015, 01:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That is a complex question, but almost guaranteed the transmission helps efficiency. It certainly helps acceleration. DC series wound motors like that operate at higher efficiencies based on rpm/amp load. Also, batteries like lower amp draw (as do the electronics), so you can keep rpms higher and treat them nicer which will extend range as well as battery life.
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