I got notification from Azure Dynamics that my controller, motor, DC-DC converter, and interface harness have shipped. They should arrive in Colorado tomorrow. I'll put pictures up when they get here; in the meantime, here are some notes on why I selected the motor I did.
Basically, a sports car (like the volt914) is designed with a gearing ratio that encourages higher RPM. A SUV, like the ElectroJeep, is heavier, and the tranny typically has a lower gearing ratio. So, I was looking for low-RPM torque, and not too concerned with high-RPM perf. Here is a chart I made that combined two charts from Azure (along with an estimated "AC24L" motor that TimK mentions in this post on his 914ev blog). This plots torque vs. RPM. Note the *much* higher torque at low RPM, but the lower torque at higher RPM. The crossover happens roughly at 3000-3500 RPM. Edit - I added data for the Advanced DC 9" motor for comparison purposes:
Most people are accustomed to thinking of motor performance in horsepower, so here is the same data recalucated for HP:
I think this chart illustrates well why the AC55 is suitable for truck / SUV applications, whereas the AC24 is much better for smaller, sporty cars. This higher torque / HP is going to be especially important for the Jeep, since its curb weight is 50% higher than the Porsche, and its battery weight will similarly be 50% higher.
Time to look into 4-wheel disc brakes...