To me that makes sense because the electric current will be stronger or con it just drain the battery faster with little hp/tq gainsYes, my hope it that when the origional battery pack needs replacing there will be an li-ion replacement option. Until the warrenty wears off its all just speculation and talk for me of course, but as long as we are at it I wonder if something as simple as thicker/more conductive power wire from the battery pack to the motor would improve torque numbers?
Not necessarily true.. there's a motor controller in there to control the voltage/current applied to the electric motor and manage/control the power the electric motor delivers in conjunction with the ICE, to the drivetrain. The controller max current draw is probably set quite a bit lower than its max handling capability to achieve reliability goals (heat management) and working LIFE for the battery system.The electric motor "draws" power from the batteries. The stock ima motor can not produce more power then it already does.
or call it an electric turbo or SC. and connect it to a "Y" on the intake and and when called for the SC spools up and pressurizes the intake, of course you would have to put on a larger main intake with a check valve for when the SC takes over for that short period.:iough:What if, for just a small amount of time (say 15 seconds) you dumped a couple hundred amps out of the battery pack into a purpose built electric motor that spins up a small-ish supercharger? I might guess such a setup, while probably complicated, could potentially feed the engine a 4-6 PSI boost without taking any energy directly off the engine to create it.
It would be hella-hard on your battery if you did it very often and maybe a bit much extra weight of components to drive around with... but I'd still like to know if it would work... call it "Electric Nawz"
When it comes to elecctric motors and torque, its all about amps (not volts).Since you cannot boost the voltage, I cannot see any potential to tune the IMA for more power or torque.
it would definatly be tricky, but its still plausible.or call it an electric turbo or SC. and connect it to a "Y" on the intake and and when called for the SC spools up and pressurizes the intake, of course you would have to put on a larger main intake with a check valve for when the SC takes over for that short period.:iough:
Yeah my explanation is elementary and not technically correct in all aspects but the just of it is there. 4 D-cells will turn a power drill "harder" than 4 AAA cells but the voltage is the same, I'm not good at explaning why but I still have the general understandingFor a given electric resistance (the motor) you need higher voltage to "produce" more amps.