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Old 11-26-2007, 01:00 PM   #225 (permalink)
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Some more nuggets from SW:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG
Still, 9 HP is theoretically enough to go 55 mph in this car on level ground (assuming you don't run out of power before you eventually accelerate to that speed). What else am I missing?
Originally Posted by SW
That's a steady-state or straight and level cruise. I think your system's peak current limit will determine your acceleration rate and ability to climb hills. (edit: I mean that 9 hp may mean 0-50kmh in approximately 10 or 15 minutes ) - edit 2: when you hit the gas pedal, your laptop application can just show an hourglass, or better yet, one of those calendars with the individual date sheets blowing off in the wind.
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