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I'm trying to design a small one wheeler electrical car which will be driven by a motor. However, I have no background in electrical or electronics and I just have a really basic idea of motors. As the title says, I need some help figuring out which motor to use for the vehicle.

The motor need not be a very powerful one, just enough to say, power an electrical scooter but the vehicle might be a bit lighter than a scooter. It should be powerful enough to help the vehicle climb a bit of a gradient but not too much.

As the vehicle is moderately heavy already, it would help if the motor were light weight although that is not my main criterion.

Thanks everyone!

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  • Unfortunately this question is difficult to answer on several accounts. This is kind of a chicken and egg scenario. The motor size and how long you want to run will dictate the size of the batteries. If you want to go the other way then the batteries and desired run time will give you the size of the motor. Then there is a controller problem and if you want regenerative breaking. The absolute simplest is an induction motor and a variable frequency drive. This won't give you regenerative braking. Everything else gets more complicated. – vini_i Jun 13 '17 at 19:56
  • Huge one piece fan. Love the user name. – vini_i Jun 13 '17 at 19:57
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    not really the right site. Try engineering.stackexchange.com – agentp Jun 13 '17 at 19:59
  • I think all the ground work has already been done... bestelectrichoverboard.com/reviews/… – PeteCon Jun 13 '17 at 20:53
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about engineering a new design, not maintenance or repair. – Bill N Jun 19 '17 at 16:27

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