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Old 12-07-12, 06:09 PM
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As far as I know, all common electric bicycle conversion hubmotors are of the DC type. Nearly all of these are BLDC or "Brush-Less DC (older brushed DC hubmotors are pretty much obsolescent these days).

Unless I'm mistaken, all automotive hybrids are also driven by BLDC motors (including "plug in" vehicles).

The Tesla Roadster, the General Motors EV-1, and AC Propulsion's Tzero, etc, (as "pure electric vehicles") use 3-phase AC Induction motors (in part, for the reasons listed by the website you mention).

The lack of "hill climbing" power that you experienced with your previous e-bike power system could have been due to other reasons (including a lack of gears).
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