|Brushed electric motors are a 180 year old
technology that has been perfected and refined over the past two
decades. The only downfall of brushless electric motors is that they are less
efficient than brushless motors. A brushed motor installed on an
electric scooter, bike, or go kart will not go as far as a brushless
motor will using the same size battery pack.
The upside of brushed motors is their ruggedness, reliability,
and ability to withstand a lot of punishment and abuse without
failing. For example, Currie Tech started making electric scooters
over a decade ago with brushless motors. These electric scooters
were very efficient with the battery packs power however they had a
tendency for the motors to burn out if they were not kicked off to
walking speed before engaging the throttle. This created a lot of
warranty and reputation issues for Currie so they decided to switch
to brushed motors on their electric scooters, which they continued
to use up until they stopped making electric scooters in 2014.
We recommend using brushed motors on any type of electric
vehicle, especially ones that need to start from a standstill
without any help from the rider or driver.
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