Amps and voltage in electric car motor?

How many AMPS and VOLTS does it take to run a motor that is in an electric car? I am not looking necessarily for a calculated number but just a ballpark from someone who has maybe built one or knows what they are talking about.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Electric car hobbyist here. I have a very old electric car that has a 102 volt system, and pulls about 60 amps while driving. Accelerating can pull as much as 250 amps.


    More modern electric cars have higher voltage systems, which tends to reduce the amperage requirement.

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