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.

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

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