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Old 02-05-2018, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fingie View Post
also some energy is always lost in multiple electric motors anyway
Even though an engine operating a genset to power direct-drive electric motors may eventually still get a higher efficiency than a conventional mechanical transmission setup, it's indeed impossible to turn all the energy applied to such motors into actual motion. Drag and heat build-ups are unavoidable.
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