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Old 11-27-2018, 02:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
That's a good point. Well, some engines used in conversions may eventually not be meant to be directly reversible, and then a transmission becomes a must. I don't remember when it was done, but someone converted an Opel Astra to electric here in Brazil with a 20hp engine and claimed to have retained the transmission mostly because the engine wouldn't operate properly on reverse...
That's interesting.

I wonder how much you can save, in terms of electricity, going for a smaller motor? Looking at charts, it seems like EV kwh use varies more by weight than power or performance.

Possibly most of the savings are in upfront costs and weight and packaging penalties.

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