Originally Posted by dustyz
How does it work on an electric vehicle? I mean, do they make them for electric vehicles? What are the positives and negatives of using one?
I think this was discussed a long time ago, but the bottom line is that a 2-speed is very unnecssary in an electric vehicle. Without going into much detail, a nitro engine can benefit from a 2-speed, since you can keep the engine in a rev range were torgue is maximized. On the other hand, an electric motor has maximum torque at low speed. Someone mentioned that a two-speed would probably increase wear on the typical r/c brushed motor, as there is a sudden spike in load upon shifting.