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#### tomofreno

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The wheel torque is equal to the cross product of the force the wheels apply to the road (tangential to the wheel contact area) and the wheel radius, here simply equal the product r*F since the angle between r and F is 90 degree. The force F = m*a = T/r where m is the mass of the vehicle and a is its acceleration, so a = T/r*m. The product of this force and the distance the vehicle moves is the work done by the motor to move the vehicle against the drag and rolling resistance forces. It does not include the work done to increase the energy of rotating parts, or losses in the motor, controller, batteries, and friction in the drive train. The wheel torque equals the product of motor torque and overall gear ratio (trans plus rear end).

#### tomofreno

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That's 2.47 N/kg or meters/second squared, which is 5.52 mph/second, or a bit under 11 seconds 0 to 60 mph - if you maintain that value of torque, which of course is not constant over the entire rpm range for either an ICE or electric motor/controller. The torque falls off at higher rpm for the electric motor/controller, that be the problem.

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