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I'll use this 288V 160A/h battery pack, how could I get better range? using it like a two 144V packs in paralell, so I'll have 320A/h, so I'll have more output Amperage, or using it like one 288V battery pack?

or is the same?

(Batteryes are Lipo)
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I'll use this 288V 160A/h battery pack, how could I get better range? using it like a two 144V packs in paralell, so I'll have 320A/h, so I'll have more output Amperage, or using it like one 288V battery pack?

or is the same?

(Batteryes are Lipo)
It's the same. Better actually because you get to use higher voltages. The higher the voltage the less amperage you need.
 

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It's the same.
Correct.

Better actually because you get to use higher voltages. The higher the voltage the less amperage you need.
Incorrect.

The current and voltage per cell is the same for equal power between a full series connected battery pack and a half series in parallel connected pack.

As long as the required load voltage is below the battery pack terminal voltage, there will be no difference in performance between the two configurations. And with a 46 kWh battery pack and the commonly available motor/controller packages I doubt that will be an issue.
 
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