Submitted by robert on October 16, 2013
In a normal car, everyone knows that hard accelleration wears the motor out.
Is that the same in this EV? With very few moving parts, is it bad for the motor in the long run?
Please observe that I am NOT talking about tires or consumption, just the motor.
And another thing: I read in another thread that regenerative braking wears the tires out. This I don't understand at all. The braking part is in the motor. There is no force applied to the tires/wheels - they just roll slower. Accelleration is quite another thing - there the added force is transmitted to the heels and the tires might even spin a little. But the braking is smoooooth and no braking power is applied to the wheels, but inside the motor. Or am I wrong again?