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Hi guys,
I'm considering on buying an electric motor from alibaba (china), because warp motors are hell expensive. Chinese motors offer good ratings, but does anybody here tested a motor being sold from china? Are they good? Planning to convert my toyota corolla, forklift motors here in the Philippines are very few. Your inputs will be so much appreciated.
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Generally-accepted concensus:

1 - Don't buy a Warp.
2 - If you want DC, just use a forklift motor.
3 - If you can't find a forklift motor, don't do DC.
4 - OEM EV motors or transaxles are the cheap way to go.

You can usually get Prius Gen2/3 transaxles for like $150-200 in NA and EU. Inverters for $50-$150. And then there's drop-in boards you can buy to repurpose those.

You can easily get motor+controller for a small fraction of some clunky chinese DC motor.
 

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Generally-accepted concensus:

1 - Don't buy a Warp.
2 - If you want DC, just use a forklift motor.
3 - If you can't find a forklift motor, don't do DC.
4 - OEM EV motors or transaxles are the cheap way to go.

You can usually get Prius Gen2/3 transaxles for like $150-200 in NA and EU. Inverters for $50-$150. And then there's drop-in boards you can buy to repurpose those.

You can easily get motor+controller for a small fraction of some clunky chinese DC motor.
Can you please share a link for sites that have these parts for these prices? I want to do a conversion but the prices am getting here in Ghana are crazy.
 
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