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Sep 11

More than enough


Edited: Sep 11

We found having a larger motor than necessary allowed us to be more efficient.

Tourque vectoring would be very beneficial, from what I saw!

Sep 11Edited: Sep 11

"we" are the Apterians or another company? Motor efficiency increases at lower average loads?

Rear/front biasing adjustable "track" mode could be a hoot in snow/ice. Snow mode so vehicle is aware the middle wheel is in thicker snow in the middle of the lane may be beneficial for safety.

The original poster was on another electric car team, that was also at the Automotive X-Prize - Illuminati Motor Works. Their car 'Seven' was the highest speed through the "moose avoidance" test, partly because it has active rear wheel steering.

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