What is the weight of model 3's rear wheel drive motor, without the inverter, differential pully etc? the whole rear drive unit weighs about 200 pounds. I want this information to calculate the power to weight ratio of this internal permanent magnet AC motor.
First of all, I love my Kona Electric! But there is one thing that still bothers me since I do not know if it is a 'feature' or a fault.
When I am accelerating or regenerating (through brake paddle or flipper) I hear a high pitch squeaking noise coming from the electric motor.
Does anyone know if the motor in an EV would suffer any damage it was driven hard from a cold standing start? (this is not a question about the battery).
If you parked over-night at a motorway service station, got up on a cold morning (1 or 2ºC ) and drove immediately out on the slip road and...