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Old 08-09-2019, 06:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Are we talking about an F150? If you have all of the numbers, you can use this to calculate how many horsepower your car needs:

I could not find all of the numbers for an F-150, so I am just quoting this:

I do not know for what weight vehicle the 12 HP figure would be accurate, but let's take my 1,075 kg and 115-pound HX, remove the back seat, drop in a 540 kg Tesla battery, and now I have a 1,615 kg 225 HP 2-seater that needs a suspension upgrade.

Now I need 18 HP at 60 MPH and... what is the point of a car like this? To need to fill up and charge, which I really do not think you would want to do at the same time?
Does this system need to be charged? If so, that takes away most of the value I placed on Orbis. I thought it would be like a regular hybrid. I haven't come across anything that said it needs to be charged.

I actually have a Silverado in mind, which is pretty similar in terms of weight and cd. It would be used for towing occasionally as well as being a daily. Having the orbis wheels would be great on this--as long as charging is not a requirement.

In my experience, increasing horsepower will increase mpg as long as you don't drive the vehicle aggressively in most applications.
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