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Old 10-27-2008, 02:52 AM
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hey,

I'm working on my thesis and i need to build an heavy duty hybrid car. For this I need an electric motor that has 300kW. the torque at the wheels of the vehicle is 40.000Nm so I need alot of torque because it would be much cheaper to only use the differential en not a reductor.

But i can't find any motor with 300kW and i'm not sure if I need to use an AC or DC motor.

I hope someone can help me further.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:59 AM
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hey,
But i can't find any motor with 300kW and i'm not sure if I need to use an AC or DC motor.

I hope someone can help me further.
Thanks in advance.

Droopdog
Hey Droopdog,

I'd check over your requirements. But there are lots of 300 kW motors. Baldor makes a 44404T-4 model. It weighs 2300 pounds and list for $48709.

You want something that might actually fit into a car, go with two systems from ACPropulsion. Those are 150 kW peak each. Still would cost about the same.

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Old 11-17-2008, 03:30 AM
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thnx for the information!

can you explain me why a 150kW electric motor (from siemens for example) weighs only 90 kg and a 300kW electric motor suddenly weighs 2000 kg ??

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thnx for the information!

can you explain me why a 150kW electric motor (from siemens for example) weighs only 90 kg and a 300kW electric motor suddenly weighs 2000 kg ??

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Hey DD,

Lot of things enter into the ratings. Duty cycle. One may be a peak, one may be a continuous rating. Insulation class or the running temperature for the motor. The cooling method of the motor, totally enclosed non ventilated (TENV) vs liquid cooled. The design of the motor, namely the rated speed. Typically higher speed motors can be rated higher in power output. The durability and life requirements for the motor. Some are automotive quality intended for like 5 to 7 years. Others may be designed to run 30 years continuously. Then you have the construction of the motor. Cast iron housings vs aluminum. Lots of reasons.

And I'm not sure your example power vs weight figures are correct.

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DD,

Electric motors normally have a size and weight proportional to their torque. Torque (Nm) multiplied by rotational speed (rads/s) produces Power (Watts). Conversely, torque is proportional to electrical current and speed is proportional to voltage. The proportional relationship between these figures is governed largely by the windings and the number of magnetic poles.

This is why you find RC aero modellers who build 15kW motors that weigh under 2kg. For a given torque rating, a motor is only limited to what maximum speed it can sustain safely. The problem comes when you need that power in a "useful" manner via a gearbox or reduction drive. These solutions will add extra weight and a drop in efficiency. Ultimately, your design will be a compromise of these factors.

So, if you're looking for a versatile motor with lots of torque, have a look at Etel's torque motor series.

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You're not trying to replace a petrol based motor with an electric of the same HP rating are you?

I've read that electric motor HP is 8-10x the power of a gas engine, FWIW. My Advanced motor is 28HP or so but is supposed to have more torque than the V6 gasser...

Then again you may know of this difference.
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You're not trying to replace a petrol based motor with an electric of the same HP rating are you?

I've read that electric motor HP is 8-10x the power of a gas engine, FWIW. My Advanced motor is 28HP or so but is supposed to have more torque than the V6 gasser...

Then again you may know of this difference.
I am also looking for a 300kw motor, I am putting it in a heavy jeep with very large tires that will be also running a gas generator for off road trips.

Check out the jeep here, it run stock tires and has a 200kw motor
http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve..._ev/index.html
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Check out the jeep here, it run stock tires and has a 200kw motor
http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve..._ev/index.html
Looks like the UQM motor. $34,000 if you can convince them to sell you one. You can get powerful electric motors and drives. All it takes is money
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Wow those uqm motors look like the way to go but $34,000? Who is there target market?

I love how uqm combines the motor and controller, any other companies like them out there that are not targetting concept cars?
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Wow those uqm motors look like the way to go but $34,000? Who is there target market?

I love how uqm combines the motor and controller, any other companies like them out there that are not targetting concept cars?
I bet if you're a ev manufacturer you can get those motors and their controllers for a very reasonable price. If you're joe down the street they charge you a fortune to get you to go away.
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