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Enter the vehicle weight and speed to find out the horsepower. Get accurate results using this horsepower calculator.
Miles per hour (1 mile per hour = 1.609344 kilometers per hour)
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If you would like to calculate the horsepower of a vehicle and you know the speed at which it travels (in miles per hour) and its weight in pounds, you can use the following horsepower formula to arrive at the the vehicles horsepower.
Horsepower = Weight x (Velocity/234)^3
Horsepower is a unit that was invented by James Watt, who is well known for inventing the steam engine and after whose name the unit of power, Watt, is named. the horse power calculator is based upon the very same unit that James Watt invented after calculating how much power a horse is able to exert while attached to a mill. James Watt found that, on average, a pony used in mines could perform 22,000 foot-pounds of work in a minute. To arrive at a meaningful unit, he increased that number by 50 percent and arrived at 33,000 foot-pounds of work in one minute as a unit of horsepower. As you can see the way in which this unit was first calculated and calibrated is quite unusual and not very scientific, however over the decades it has been used in everything from steam engines, cars, lawn movers to ships. This horsepower calculator can also be used as an engine horsepower calculator. Since 1922, cars have been classified according to their horsepower and insurance companies have linked their charges with horsepower, as a higher horsepower is perceived as a higher risk.
Horsepower conversion to watts, kilowatts and megawatts is very common, below is a table of the common horsepower conversions :
1 horsepower = 0.0007456999 megawatts
1 horsepower = 0.7456999 kilowatts
1 horsepower = 745.6999 watts