Busting the myth that cargo EVs do not have the pulling power

Busting the myth that cargo EVs do not have the pulling power

Start, accelerate, speed, brake, stop, and repeat, this is the best performance test for any vehicle. EVs were expected to fail miserably at this test, since their advent on the scene. Surrounded by myths, perhaps one of the most popular misconceptions floating around about 3-wheeler EVs is that they do not have sufficient pulling power. But this is what it is -just a myth. Let us look at the top myth about EVs and debunk it.

It has been proved that when it comes to EVs they are far from lacking satisfactory pulling power. Though fossil-fuel vehicles can achieve top speed, it takes them a little longer than EVs to hit their maximum torque. Here’s how EVs are able to achieve instant torque.

Internal Combustion Engine v/s Electric Motor

As we all know, the main difference between an electric vehicle and a fossil-fuel vehicle is the motor. Both motors have different components and function according to different mechanisms.  

ICE: In an internal combustion engine (ICE) when fuel burns, it causes combustion which in turn drives the crankshaft. The transmission transfers these powerful energies to the wheels. Though it may sound simple, there are many parts in a combustion engine. The friction of these moving parts causes a significant loss of energy.

Electric Motor: The electric motor consists of a central rotor, connected to a single gear. The electricity generates a magnetic field, turning the armature. This gets the electric 3-wheeler moving. As there are fewer moving parts, there is no energy loss due to the friction of these parts. The electric motor allows the driver to reach maximum torque from 0 RPM within no time.

What is torque?

The amount of force necessary to rotate the wheels of a vehicle is torque. The unit for measuring torque is pound-feet (lb-ft) or Newton Meters (Nm). When the pistons within an engine reciprocate on the crankshaft causing it to twist continuously, the force thus created is torque. This torque is then transferred to the vehicle’s wheels through the transmission and drivetrain. Engines with a higher torque rate are better suited for cities and rugged work, which involves towing, hauling, or climbing steep grades. 

Keeping the above mentioned specs in mind, the Indian make, Altigreen EV cargo, the perfect solution for last mile transportation, is definitely the Torque of the town! When it comes to Altigreen’s EVs, it is all about power. The 3-phase 8.25 kW motor from Altigreen is capable of 10,000 RPM, with a max 810 Nm of torque on wheels and a top speed of 53 kmph. The advanced technology ensures high speed and high efficiency across all models and on all road conditions. Moreover, the powerful torque allows for fast acceleration after every stop, without wasting time.

The benefits of electric vehicles aren’t going unnoticed. Transitions are happening across all segments like the adoption of electric trucks for mining, electric motors in shipping vessels, and cargo EVs for last-mile deliveries are increasingly finding preference.

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