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Could a Leaf motor/transaxle move a 4900lb car to 75mph in a reasonable time?

If I wouldn't mind short range, like 45 miles, what is the smallest battery pack to drive a leaf motor?
Assume 3 miles per kw so 15kw
Tesla's are nominally 24v, no? What is the minimum voltage to run the leaf motor?
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Speed depends on the car. Speed depends on motor voltage.

45kWh, not kW.

0-60 in maybe 8 or 9 sec with that weight as a wet thumb in the air guess.

EDIT: In your case, 15kWh pack size. The problem at thos point is getting enough current out of a pack that small since you'll need several hundred volts to run the Leaf motor. Which then punts the Leaf and gets you into a 96V/144V motor. A Tesla module has the wrong granularity for such a small energy need.
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