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How much hp does an electric vehicle need?

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September 24, 2007 1:57AM

drag coeff =.2 front area =6ft wide by 4ft high 24 sq ft coeff * sqft =5 sq ft about hiway speed 100ft/sec 8% grade 8ft /sec up times car weight of 2000 lbs 16000 ftlb/sec divide by 550 ft/sec for hp = about 30 hp + drag drag = about 20hp ans 50 hp about