I believe from the Wikipedia page that MG2 is 67 horsepower, or 50 kW. But there is also MG1, which could be the other 17 kW, or it might be more.brand new genII Prius transaxle with the 67kw BLDC motors
It looks like the prius inverter can be controlled with a custom CPU,The 2001-2003 Priuses are now old enough that they are inexpensive sources of used parts. I just got one today for $400, and will be working on getting it useable as an EV, or perhaps a hybrid with a smaller ICE.
There are a couple issues with the prius motors/transaxle. There are two motors that need controlled. Without an ICE, holding the input shaft stationary, the same EV only limit of 35mph is a problem that must be solved.
Mike is approaching it by locking the planetary gears, so both motors spin together, and the ICE input shaft is an output shaft:
Seems this was back in 2007 ?
Anyone know of anyone else trying to use these motors/transaxles independant of the prius?
It looks like the prius inverter can be controlled with a custom CPU,
so it can be used to run the motors without using all the Prius algorithms and limits, etc.
The motors/transaxle is pretty heavy, it weighs in at 260lbs,
but it is also the "transmission" and the motor, so if you consider a 150lb 9" DC motor, and 100lb transmission, its not that porky.
My thought is to add a third electric motor as the input, possibly using another modified transxale motor attached to the ICE input side.