How powerful are electric car motors?

I’m thinking about buying my first electric car, but I want to be able to have some of the same power and performance that I’m used to from my gas-powered car. How powerful are electric car motors?

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Answer provided by
Allison Stone
Answered on May 20, 2022
The typical motor in an electric car should provide a power range of 20,000 to 30,000 watts.
One benefit to electric cars is how efficiently they use energy. The Tesla Roadster for example packs 288 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, all of which builds up just a few seconds after hitting the throttle.
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