UTV with 555hp and 4,900 ft pounds of torque

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UTV with 555hp and 4,900 ft pounds of torque

Post by MitchJi » Nov 23, 2017 3:04 pm

https://electrek.co/2017/11/21/nikola-z ... ity-tesla/

As Trevor starts to give us a tour around the vehicle to look at some of the main components, it’s unbelievable spec sheet, like 555 hp and 4,900 ft-lbs of torque, slowly starts to become a reality for us. We get a good look at the four separate electric motors powering the UTV and the surprisingly large battery pack running between the two axles.
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Re: UTV with 555hp and 4,900 ft pounds of torque

Post by craneplaneguy » Nov 24, 2017 11:26 am

A well written article, and fascinating, even though if I'm doing any rock crawling it will be on my e fattie bike. Implications for us ebikers is major, if they pull off some kind of battery magic, as in more power in less space, way too early to tell. I keep think that 4900 lbs of torque is a misprint? 490 lbs of torque on that thing would still be awesome, but the writer makes it pretty clear he meant 4900, wow! No wonder they broke part of the driveline.

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Re: UTV with 555hp and 4,900 ft pounds of torque

Post by Hillhater » Nov 26, 2017 7:51 am

4900 lbft will be the total torque at the wheels from each of the 4 motors.
So if they use a typical 10:1 reduction drive from the motors, that would only mean abour 125 lbft from each motor.
A similar ICE vehicle ( Humvee ?) might have 500lbft at the motor but a higher gear ratio available (20:1 ?) for low speed /hill work...so possibly 10,000 lbft at the wheels ??
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