- Dec 28, 2015
Please take video when you do it. Lol
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Ok, but “enough”, I would have think. I suppose it would depend on just how steep the ramp is. We never encountered problems going up hills, or in towing the Jetski, despite the manufacture’s recommendations. Of course, with the trailer it was not much over 1000 pounds.I'm no expert but I've been in a prius before, and it did not have "lots of torque on the low end." I've never heard someone describe a prius that way.
You suppose? I’m sure their lawyers knew that, too, In case someone complained that it wouldn’t tow their boat. My point was, in addition to the small gasoline engine that is “not high reving”, it has an electric traction motor that works at the same time. Pretty much everyone knows electric motors have nearly all their torque even a low rpms, so they don’t have to rev to 3000 rpms before they produce their peak HP.I'd bet Toyota knew the Prius has electric drive when they recommended not towing with it.
It was my friend's car. He stopped on a hill and floored it, and the car sloooowly took off. It was an older model, maybe they've gotten better.Ok, but “enough”, I would have think. I suppose it would depend on just how steep the ramp is. We never encountered problems going up hills, or in towing the Jetski, despite the manufacture’s recommendations. Of course, with the trailer it was not much over 1000 pounds.
Not sure how you would judge the torque, by simply riding in one, separate from acceleration. No, it wasn’t a fast accelerater, but it didn’t struggle on hills or mountains.
We had a Volt also. Great car! Wish we still had it. We traded it for a Jeep before we moved down here. Thinking about getting g a 2019 for here - which we can charge with solar. The Volt definitely had plenty of torque.I have a chebby volt, and it has plenty of low end torque.
Starters connect to the engine with something like a 20:1 gear ratio. They only need to get the engine spinning a few hundred rpm.My '66 GTO clutch linkage broke once. No way to start, put it in gear and get going,. So I put it in gear and cranked on the starter. It drove the car forward until the engine started and away I went.
Yes, electric motors are powerful. Is it a good idea to abuse them? Probably not.