Already asked on http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/156374/why-didnt-tesla-op...
After reading the virtues of Switched Reluctance Motors, I question why didn't Tesla opt by them instead of AC triphasic motors?
They were reluctance...
"opt by" is not English; what language is it?
Brian H | February 21, 2015
I was just opening Google and writing on its search text box
just to criticize you.
But here the wrong person is me. The Google definition displays an example with "opt for". So "opt by" is the result from mistranslated Portuguese, because in Portuguese is really like that ("Optar por").
I'm guessing AC induction is good enough if not better for automotive use.
Opt for makes sense. Opt by does not.
Are Switched Reluctance motors better? If so in what way? And How would that make the MS better for example?
We are talking cars here right? SRM motors are types of stepping motors... better for use in hard drives to control the reading/writing head. The controller would be a little more complex and you will get far less torque.