Originally Posted by mmark666
Sounds interesting. Any public info on the price? Also, is this a package only deal or would it be possible to get just the motor?
The motor and controllers go hand in hand. I am still working on the pricing. While telling them I am talking with their competitors is helpful, having a large initial order is the best way to get a crazy deal.
Warp 11 and Soliton are the current "standard" high-performance components and set you back about $6,000 retail. I am not looking to profit on the motors, only to get this tech at a reasonable cost. Wholesale price should be about equal to W11 setup.
Both have gobs of low end torque, but the BLDC will do 80hp all day long while the W11 is about half that. The big difference is in the continuous hp output.
Also, forgot to mention these are running high voltage (300-600vdc). That is why they do more torque on less weight. Brushes will never be able to do this and so are limited in power to weight ratio. It is 42lbs lighter than W11 and 2" shorter.
I am not bashing brushed motors, I put one in the Jag. But it is sorta like the year is 1960 and you have a rodded flathead. Up behind you pulls some guy in a Plymouth... you know the rest.