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Re: Help me understand my Leaf's acceleration...

Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:26 pm


This graph is for the high performance motor in the Tesla Model 3 where power continues to increase until ~ 35 mph or so and then acceleration falls predictably as speed continues to increase. I'll bet the Nissan LEAF motor reaches peak power output at a considerably lower speed.
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Re: Help me understand my Leaf's acceleration...

Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm

SageBrush wrote:To point out two things:

1. That it is easy to see that force is not constant
2. That one does not have to talk about non-conserved forces (e.g., air friction) to realize that acceleration drops in a car as velocity increases.

I agree, it would be nice to just post: P = F * V and have the gallery respond with an "Oh, yeah ..."
I was mostly just razzing you a bit for being an ass to that powersurge guy, I could tell you understood the concept. :)
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