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I'm a newbie trying to build an electric trike. I'm thinking of going with a live karting rear axle. I first tried a 1000w hub motor to the front but it has no torque at all. Can anyone suggest a DC motor powerful enough to take me (93kg) up a fair gradient? I'm told a gear reduced motor would improve torque but the ones I've seen advertised are only 350w at about £45. I'm not convinced and don't want to waste any more money. Any advice gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance.
 
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Hey thanks for joining the forum!

Well in all honesty, it's way off the norm here. But have you looked into what size motors go into e bikes? But then of course most of those do have gears. So you may have to also find a gear ratio that works best for your needs.

Othere than that, I found stuff like this?

 

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