LeftieBiker wrote:Interleaf wrote:GM has said that the Bolt motor is high-torque, low speed, offering a quieter ride. So the gearing is lower. The bolt may be 200 HP vs. Leaf's 147, but it is torque x reduction-ratio that counts in acceleration. The Leaf has a higher reduction ration and can probably beat the Bolt in a drag race.
Where on Earth are you getting this info? GM marketing-speak isn't technical specs. If the Leaf is faster in top speed, then assuming similar motor designs, it would have less power off the line, because it would have "high" gearing (lower numerical reduction ratio) as opposed to the Bolt's "low" gearing, which was apparently designed specifically to win drag races with other EVs. A heavier Leaf, with less HP and about the same torque as the Bolt, plus a final drive ratio designed for about the same 94MPH top speed as the current Leaf, isn't going to beat the Bolt in the quarter mile, or to 60. It will eventually outrun the Bolt, again assuming all of the above is true.
since both are software limited, gearing has little to do with it