It's direct drive with a Transwarp 11" and an AC-51 coupled together. It's got a Soliton1 1000a controller and a Curtis 1239 500a controller. The transwarp is only wired for forward, no reversing contactors. The AC-51 handles reverse. Acceleration is more than adequate. I've yet to have the pedal all the way down, even with a single 33ah battery pack and a 300a battery limit it will still spin the tires in low traction situations. All up weight at the moment is 3000 pounds even according to the local dump. 3140 with the hood and a wood-and-solar panel bed cover. I plan on adding at least 1 additional 100 pound 4kwhr battery pack up front semi-permanently, and then room for an optional 2 in the first 8 inches of the 6 foot bed. These are the same Enerdel battery packs that I use for my zero-turn electric mower.