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Old 07-24-2012, 02:33 AM
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Ok going on a flat ground I can push the car but going up a good hill in a electric car do I keep in in 2nd or do I drop it in first gear.
I want to use a low of current as possable going up hills
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:27 AM
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It depends on a bunch of variables such as your weight, gearing, and available power.

I leave mine in 2nd, and it won't accelerate to much over 30 (45 is typical) but it's just an overpass (the only hills Houston has). In first I wouldn't be able to do 30 anyway.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:46 AM
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It depends on a bunch of variables such as your weight, gearing, and available power.

I leave mine in 2nd, and it won't accelerate to much over 30 (45 is typical) but it's just an overpass (the only hills Houston has). In first I wouldn't be able to do 30 anyway.
My car is a 1970 VW bug and it is on firstontop com the motor is ES-31c D & D I d want to run it at 120vdc lead IF I can do 25 in first that would work for me in town.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:13 AM
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The motor can do 25 in 1st, I don't know if the tranny likes it. I think it's designed to shift around 15. You should be fine in 2nd. I leave mine there for 0-45.
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The motor can do 25 in 1st, I don't know if the tranny likes it. I think it's designed to shift around 15. You should be fine in 2nd. I leave mine there for 0-45.
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