I have an AC motor that I would like to use in an electric car. The motor is a 20 HP, AC 3 phase 1170 rpm. Is that going to work, or do I need a higher rpm motor?
Hi, Ed! I'm going to send your question over to Dan. He says: Yes it could work. Any motor can run at well over 60 Hz on a VFD. Running motor at 120 Hz will give you about 2340 RPM which depending on gearing may work. 20 HP is not larger enough for highway speed for the average size car ie 1800 to 2000 lb. - Dan