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Why don’t more SUVs and Trucks have electric motors?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Question by J.D.: Why don’t more SUVs and Trucks have electric motors?
Diesel trains use electric motors because the low-end torque is much greater than a mechanical drive drive train, I was wondering, since low-end torque is essential to starting with heavy dead weight, why more trucks and SUVs don’t have electric motors on the wheels?
PMack – Diesel trains have a diesel engine, but the engine generates electricity that it sends to electric motors attached to the wheels.

Old Man Dirt – Good points, thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by pedro7of9
adds weight
cost a lot
they run well as is

trucks go around corners and stop often…trains dont

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