Best Electric Car Motor
What's the best electric motor
out there?Hi, Carlos!
This isn't Consumer Reports, darlin', there's no 1-5 lightning bolts rating system for electric car motors. "Best" really depends on what you want out of a motor.
Best value for your money?
Best torque at low speeds, i.e. liftoff?
Best match to your midsize sedan's gas engine system?
Best value over time?
Easiest to install? Easiest to lay hands on? Easiest to open up and repair? Least likely to break?
Most efficient? Fastest? Most controller-compatible? Is less expensive better than more expensive, or the other way around?
I can't tell you what motor is best, but I can tell you which electric car motor is most commonly used, and you can draw your own conclusions.
Advanced DC's FB-4001 (series wound DC) is the most popular electric car motor by a landslide...
...but it's not the motor that Tesla went with; )