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Old 04-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Electric Frenzy View Post
I've noticed that most EV's either don't use a transmission or they only use a simple 1-2 shifter. I think (aside from the tesla) these all suffer acceleration problems though don't they?
I really don't know what that assumption would be based on. My understanding is that more gears are needed with a gasser because the torque isn't even. To keep the gasser near peak torque (and acceleration) you have to have lots of gears (and slip the clutch when getting started). To keep the electric near peak torque you turn it on
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