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      09-11-2020, 09:56 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Burrcold View Post
Why are the total HP numbers no different if this 48v electric motor is supposed to increase HP by 11? And wouldn't 0 to 60 times be slightly better (maybe the curb weight increased?).
The power ratings for the ICE and electric are not additive and I suspect when the ICE is at the RPM level that it is making peak power the electric motor is not engaged. I think I read they are using it for torque fill to increase throttle response. I believe the primary function of this system is to make start / stop much smoother and to add the ability to completely shutoff the ICE when the car is in sailing mode.
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