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Old 07-18-2019, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
How difficult would that be with two motors?
Difficult?

Tesla has that as an option in their vehicles. They use a more expensive permanent magnet motor for one axle, and a less expensive inductive motor for the other. It runs only the 1 efficient motor when the power and traction isn't needed, and both when it is.

It's as difficult as putting another motor, controller, and axles/differential on the car. No idea what that would add to the cost to manufacture. $800?
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