Kilowatt to horsepower calculator

Alternative name: Convert kilowatt (kw) to horsepower (hp)

You can use this calculator if you want to convert from kilowatts to horsepower. A typical use for this calculator is if you want to know how much horsepower a car engine is, but you only know the number of kilowatts. Similarly, this kilowatt calculator can also be used for electric motors.

If you select an option that has the same underlying value as another option, both (all) will be marked.


Horsepower: 118

Our calculations

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Horsepower was calculated like this:

Variables used in this formula

hp = Kilowatt (kW)

Depending on your choice when selecting what do you want to convert to? a constant is applied as the variable hpt in the formula.

What do you want to convert to?hpt
Mechanical or hydraulic horsepower0.745699872
Electrical horsepower0.746
Metric horsepower0.73549875