This online tool is designed to convert the power output of electric cars from kilowatts (kW) to horsepower (hp). It provides a quick and easy way to understand electric car power in terms familiar to those used for traditional combustion engine vehicles.

Electric Car Power to Horsepower Converter

Convert the power rating of electric cars from kilowatts (kW) to horsepower (hp).

Power in Horsepower (hp):

How to Use:

  1. Input the power rating of the electric car in kilowatts (kW) into the designated field.
  2. Click ‘Convert to Horsepower’ to execute the conversion.
  3. The result, displayed as horsepower (hp), will appear immediately.

Convert kW to HP - Electric Car Power Calculator


hp = kW / 0.7457

This formula reflects the standard conversion where 1 kW is equivalent to approximately 1.341 horsepower.

Understanding Power Ratings in Electric Cars

This calculator helps bridge the gap between conventional and electric vehicles by translating electric car power ratings into a more universally recognized metric. Understanding this equivalence is key for comparing vehicle performance across different types of engines.

Practical Insights:

  • Horsepower is a familiar unit for indicating vehicle power, making this tool useful for those transitioning to or considering electric vehicles.
  • The conversion aids in appreciating the efficiency and power of electric motors compared to traditional engines.

This tool is not just a simple converter; it’s an aid in understanding the evolving landscape of automotive power and performance metrics in the age of electric