Mars Electric's new motor - Agni "killer"?
Apparently Mars Electric just added this to their website claiming it has performance equivalent to the Agni motors.
If it does that'll only last until "next year" when Arvind told me Agni would have a new/better motor. In any case competition is a good thing.
I wonder why they went with a DC motor.
going BLDC would mean the max curent would be limited by the permanent magnets, rather than the commutator.
it would improve peak power.
impressive motor in any case, good find :)
The problem is the weight. This unit weighs 39 pounds, twice the Agni.
BUT half the price too.
This motor is 60% heavier than the Agni, and the Agni has a 40% higher continuous power rating!
Or to put it another way ...
Agni = 0.66KW per pound
Mars = 0.29KW per pound
i.e. THE AGNI IS MORE THAN TWICE AS POWERFUL. POUND FOR POUND. 2.24 times to be exact :)
well IMHO electric motor are not the limiting factor for EV right now ,
so if a motor have the same performance but cost less this can be an advantage because
I can use the saved money to get better/more battery and an overall better
performance even with an heavier motor