Fast Fact Of The Day – Horsepower


One horsepower is defined as the ability to lift 33,000 pounds a distance of one foot in one minute. This comes from the physics definition of power (remember, physics and all sciences use the metric system) where power is the ratio of work done over a period of time. In Physics, one horsepower is equivalent to 746 Watts, hence the reason why some countries measure a car’s power in kilowatts (Kw) instead of horsepower.

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