**You can convert one HP to kW by using these conversion rates:**

**1 mechanical HP = 0.745699872 kW****1 electrical HP = 0.746 kW****1 metric HP = 0.73549875 kW**

But if you don’t want to bother doing the calculations, this post is for you.

For your convenience, we at PowerSportsGuide have compiled the most common conversion numbers into a single HP to kW chart!

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## How do You Convert HP to kW?

There are many different types of horsepower, but the three most common are as follows:

- Mechanical (or Imperial) horsepower
- Electrical horsepower
- Metric horsepower

Let’s drill into the details and see how you can turn them into kW!

**Converting Mechanical HP to kW**

**One mechanical (or Imperial) horsepower is equal to 745.699872 watts or 0.745699872 kilowatts. Therefore, you can convert mechanical horsepower to kW by multiplying the HP figure by the conversion ratio of 0.745699872.**

Example:

To convert 15 HP (I) to kW:

15 HP x 0.745699872 = 11.1854981 kW

**Mechanical HP to kW Conversion Chart**

Mechanic horsepower (HP (I)) | Kilowatts (kW) |

0.1 | 0.075 |

0.2 | 0.149 |

0.3 | 0.224 |

0.4 | 0.298 |

0.5 | 0.373 |

0.6 | 0.447 |

0.7 | 0.522 |

0.8 | 0.597 |

0.9 | 0.671 |

1 | 0.746 |

2 | 1.491 |

3 | 2.237 |

4 | 2.983 |

5 | 3.728 |

6 | 4.474 |

7 | 5.220 |

8 | 5.966 |

9 | 6.711 |

10 | 7.457 |

15 | 11.185 |

20 | 14.914 |

25 | 18.642 |

30 | 22.371 |

35 | 26.099 |

40 | 29.828 |

45 | 33.556 |

50 | 37.285 |

55 | 41.013 |

60 | 44.742 |

65 | 48.470 |

70 | 52.199 |

75 | 55.927 |

80 | 59.656 |

85 | 63.384 |

90 | 67.113 |

95 | 70.841 |

100 | 74.570 |

200 | 149.140 |

300 | 223.710 |

400 | 298.280 |

500 | 372.850 |

600 | 447.420 |

700 | 521.990 |

800 | 596.560 |

900 | 671.130 |

1000 | 745.700 |

**Converting Electrical HP to kW**

**One electrical horsepower is equal to 746 watts or 0.746 kilowatts. Based on that, you can convert electrical horsepower to kW by multiplying the HP figure by the conversion ratio of 0.746.**

Example:

To convert 18 HP (E) to kW:

P(kW) = 0.746 x 18 HP (E) = 13.428 kW

**Electrical HP to kW Conversion Chart**

Electric horsepower (HP (E)) | Kilowatts (kW) |

0.1 | 0.075 |

0.2 | 0.149 |

0.3 | 0.224 |

0.4 | 0.298 |

0.5 | 0.373 |

0.6 | 0.448 |

0.7 | 0.522 |

0.8 | 0.597 |

0.9 | 0.671 |

1 | 0.746 |

2 | 1.492 |

3 | 2.238 |

4 | 2.984 |

5 | 3.730 |

6 | 4.476 |

7 | 5.222 |

8 | 5.968 |

9 | 6.714 |

10 | 7.460 |

15 | 11.190 |

20 | 14.920 |

25 | 18.650 |

30 | 22.380 |

35 | 26.110 |

40 | 29.840 |

45 | 33.570 |

50 | 37.300 |

55 | 41.030 |

60 | 44.760 |

65 | 48.490 |

70 | 52.220 |

75 | 55.950 |

80 | 59.680 |

85 | 63.410 |

90 | 67.140 |

95 | 70.870 |

100 | 74.600 |

200 | 149.200 |

300 | 223.800 |

400 | 298.400 |

500 | 373.000 |

600 | 447.600 |

700 | 522.200 |

800 | 596.800 |

900 | 671.400 |

1000 | 746.000 |

**Converting Metric HP to kW**

**One metric horsepower is equal to 735.49875 watts or 0.73549875 kilowatts. Therefore, you can convert metric horsepower to kW by multiplying the HP figure by the conversion ratio of 0.73549875.**

Example:

Convert 24 HP (M) to kW:

P(kW) = 0.73549875 x 24 HP (M) = 17.65197 kW

**Metric HP to kW Conversion Chart**

Mechanic horsepower (HP (I)) | Kilowatts (kW) |

0.1 | 0.074 |

0.2 | 0.147 |

0.3 | 0.221 |

0.4 | 0.294 |

0.5 | 0.368 |

0.6 | 0.441 |

0.7 | 0.515 |

0.8 | 0.588 |

0.9 | 0.662 |

1 | 0.735 |

2 | 1.471 |

3 | 2.206 |

4 | 2.942 |

5 | 3.677 |

6 | 4.413 |

7 | 5.148 |

8 | 5.884 |

9 | 6.619 |

10 | 7.355 |

15 | 11.032 |

20 | 14.710 |

25 | 18.387 |

30 | 22.065 |

35 | 25.742 |

40 | 29.420 |

45 | 33.097 |

50 | 36.775 |

55 | 40.452 |

60 | 44.130 |

65 | 47.807 |

70 | 51.485 |

75 | 55.162 |

80 | 58.840 |

85 | 62.517 |

90 | 66.195 |

95 | 69.872 |

100 | 73.550 |

200 | 147.100 |

300 | 220.650 |

400 | 294.200 |

500 | 367.749 |

600 | 441.299 |

700 | 514.849 |

800 | 588.399 |

900 | 661.949 |

1000 | 735.499 |

## How do You Convert kW to HP?

**As a rule of thumb, you can convert kW to HP by using these conversion rates:**

**1 kW = 1.3410220924 mechanical HP****1 kW = 1.3404825737 electrical HP****1 kW = 1.3596216173 metric HP**

**Converting Kilowatts to Mechanic HP**

**One kilowatt is equal to 1.3410220924 mechanical horsepower. This means that you can convert kilowatts to mechanical horsepower by multiplying the kW figure by the conversion ratio of 1.3410220924.**

Example:

To convert 8 kW to mechanic horsepower:

8 kW x 1.3410220924 = 10.728177 HP (I)

Alternatively, you can also divide the kW figure by 0.745699872 to convert it into its mechanical HP equivalent:

8 kW / 0.745699872 = 10.728177 HP (I)

**Converting Kilowatts to Electrical HP**

**One kilowatt is equal to 1.3404825737 electrical horsepower. Based on this, you can convert kilowatts to electrical horsepower by multiplying the kW figure by the conversion ratio of 1.3404825737.**

Example

To convert 22 kW to electrical horsepower:

22 kW x 1.3404825737 = 29.4906166214 HP (E)

Alternatively, you can also divide the kW figure by 0.746 to convert it into its electrical HP equivalent:

22 kW / 0.746 = 29.4906166214 HP (E)

**Converting Kilowatts to Metric HP**

**One kilowatt is equal to 1.3596216173 metric horsepower. This means that you can convert kilowatts to metric horsepower by multiplying the kW figure by the conversion ratio of 1.3596216173.**

Example

To convert 6 kW to electrical horsepower:

6 kW x 1.3596216173 = 8.1577297038 HP (M)

Alternatively, you can also divide the kW figure by 0.73549875 kW to convert into its metric HP equivalent:

6 kW / 0.73549875 = 8.1577297038 HP (M)

**kW to HP Conversion Chart**

For your convenience, we’ve listed the most common kW to HP conversions in one chart:

Kilowatts (kW) | Mechanic horsepower (HP (I)) | Electric horsepower (HP (E)) | Metric horsepower (HP (M)) |

0.1 | 0.134 | 0.134 | 0.136 |

0.2 | 0.268 | 0.268 | 0.272 |

0.3 | 0.402 | 0.402 | 0.408 |

0.4 | 0.536 | 0.536 | 0.544 |

0.5 | 0.671 | 0.670 | 0.680 |

0.6 | 0.805 | 0.804 | 0.816 |

0.7 | 0.939 | 0.938 | 0.952 |

0.8 | 1.073 | 1.072 | 1.088 |

0.9 | 1.207 | 1.206 | 1.224 |

1 | 1.341 | 1.340 | 1.360 |

2 | 2.682 | 2.681 | 2.719 |

3 | 4.023 | 4.021 | 4.079 |

4 | 5.364 | 5.362 | 5.438 |

5 | 6.705 | 6.702 | 6.798 |

6 | 8.046 | 8.043 | 8.158 |

7 | 9.387 | 9.383 | 9.517 |

8 | 10.7 | 10.7 | 10.9 |

9 | 12.1 | 12.1 | 12.2 |

10 | 13.4 | 13.4 | 13.6 |

15 | 20.1 | 20.1 | 20.4 |

20 | 26.8 | 26.8 | 27.2 |

25 | 33.5 | 33.5 | 34.0 |

30 | 40.2 | 40.2 | 40.8 |

35 | 46.9 | 46.9 | 47.6 |

40 | 53.6 | 53.6 | 54.4 |

45 | 60.3 | 60.3 | 61.2 |

50 | 67.1 | 67.0 | 68.0 |

55 | 73.8 | 73.7 | 74.8 |

60 | 80.5 | 80.4 | 81.6 |

65 | 87.2 | 87.1 | 88.4 |

70 | 93.9 | 93.8 | 95.2 |

75 | 100.6 | 100.5 | 102.0 |

80 | 107.3 | 107.2 | 108.8 |

85 | 114.0 | 113.9 | 115.6 |

90 | 120.7 | 120.6 | 122.4 |

95 | 127.4 | 127.3 | 129.2 |

100 | 134.1 | 134.0 | 136.0 |

200 | 268.2 | 268.1 | 271.9 |

300 | 402.3 | 402.1 | 407.9 |

400 | 536.4 | 536.2 | 543.8 |

500 | 670.5 | 670.2 | 679.8 |

600 | 804.6 | 804.3 | 815.8 |

700 | 938.7 | 938.3 | 951.7 |

800 | 1072.8 | 1072.4 | 1087.7 |

900 | 1206.9 | 1206.4 | 1223.7 |

1000 | 1341.0 | 1340.5 | 1359.6 |

## Takeaways – FAQs About the kW to HP Conversion

As a takeaway, we’ve answered the most common questions on the topic.

**How do You Convert HP to kW?**

**The formula for converting HP to kilowatts is to multiply the horsepower figure with a specific conversion number. The HP to kW conversion rate varies depending on the type of the horsepower, but the most common ones are as follows:**

**1 mechanical HP = 0.745699872 KW****1 electrical HP = 0.746 kW****1 metric HP = 0.73549875 kW**

**How do You Convert kW to HP?**

**The formula for converting kilowatts to HP is to multiply the kW figure with a specific conversion number. This kW to HP conversion rate varies depending on the type of the horsepower, but the most common ones are as follows:**

**1 kW = 1.3410220924 mechanical HP****1 kW = 1.3404825737 electrical HP****1 kW = 1.3596216173 metric HP**

**Most Common kW to HP Conversions**

**How Much HP equals 1 kW?**

1 kW is equal to 1.341022 mechanical HP, 1.340483 electrical HP, or 1.359622 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2 kW?**

2 kW is equal to 2.682044 mechanical HP, 2.680966 electrical HP, or 2.719244 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 1.4 kW?**

1.4 kW is equal to 1.877 mechanical HP, 1.877 electrical HP, or 1.903 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 1.5 kW?**

1.5 kW is equal to 2.012 mechanical HP, 2.011 electrical HP, or 2.039 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 1.7 kW?**

1.7 kW is equal to 2.280 mechanical HP, 2.279 electrical HP, or 2.311 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2.2 kW?**

2.2 kW is equal to 2.950 mechanical HP, 2.949 electrical HP, or 2.991 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2.3 kW?**

2.3 kW is equal to 3.084 mechanical HP, 3.083 electrical HP, or 3.127 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2.6 kW?**

2.6 kW is equal to 3.487 mechanical HP, 3.485 electrical HP, or 3.535 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2.8 kW?**

2.8 kW is equal to 3.755 mechanical HP, 3.753 electrical HP, or 3.807 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2.98 kW?**

2.98 kW is equal to 3.996 mechanical HP, 3.995 electrical HP, or 4.052 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 3 kW?**

3 kW is equal to 4.023 mechanical HP, 4.021 electrical HP, or 4.079 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 4 kW?**

4 kW is equal to 5.364 mechanical HP, 5.362 electrical HP, or 5.438 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 4.9 kW?**

4.9 kW is equal to 6.571 mechanical HP, 6.568 electrical HP, or 6.662 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 5 kW?**

5 kW is equal to 6.705 mechanical HP, 6.702 electrical HP, or 6.798 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 5.2 kW?**

5.2 kW is equal to 6.973 mechanical HP, 6.971 electrical HP, or 7.070 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 5.7 kW?**

5.7 kW is equal to 7.644 mechanical HP, 7.641 electrical HP, or 7.750 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 6 kW?**

6 kW is equal to 8.046 mechanical HP, 8.043 electrical HP, or 8.158 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 6.6 kW?**

6.6 kW is equal to 8.851 mechanical HP, 8.847 electrical HP, or 8.974 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 6.8 kW?**

6.8 kW is equal to 9.119 mechanical HP, 9.115 electrical HP, or 9.245 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 7 kW?**

7 kW is equal to 9.387 mechanical HP, 9.383 electrical HP, or 9.517 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 7.5 kW?**

7.5 kW is equal to 10.058 mechanical HP, 10.054 electrical HP, or 10.197 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 8 kW?**

8 kW is equal to 10.728 mechanical HP, 10.724 electrical HP, or 10.877 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 9 kW?**

9 kW is equal to 12.069 mechanical HP, 12.064 electrical HP, or 12.237 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 10 kW?**

10 kW is equal to 13.41 mechanical HP, 13.405 electrical HP, or 13.596 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 12.5 kW?**

12.5 kW is equal to 16.763 mechanical HP, 16.756 electrical HP, or 16.995 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 20 kW?**

20 kW is equal to 26.820 mechanical HP, 26.810 electrical HP, or 27.192 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 30 kW?**

30 kW is equal to 40.231 mechanical HP, 40.214 electrical HP, or 40.789 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 35 kW?**

35 kW is equal to 46.936 mechanical HP, 46.917 electrical HP, or 47.587 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 40 kW?**

40 kW is equal to 53.641 mechanical HP, 53.619 electrical HP, or 54.385 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 50 kW?**

50 kW is equal to 67.051 mechanical HP, 67.024 electrical HP, or 67.981 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 60 kW?**

60 kW is equal to 80.461 mechanical HP, 80.429 electrical HP, or 81.577 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 70 kW?**

70 kW is equal to 93.872 mechanical HP, 93.834 electrical HP, or 95.174 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 80 kW?**

80 kW is equal to 107.3 mechanical HP, 107.2 electrical HP, or 108.8 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 90 kW?**

90 kW is equal to 120.7 mechanical HP, 120.6 electrical HP, or 122.4 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 100 kW?**

100 kW is equal to 134.102 mechanical HP, 134.048 electrical HP, or 135.962 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 129 kW?**

129 kW is equal to 173.0 mechanical HP, 172.9 electrical HP, or 175.4 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 178 kW?**

178 kW is equal to 238.7 mechanical HP, 238.6 electrical HP, or 242.0 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 200 kW?**

200 kW is equal to 268.2 mechanical HP, 268.1 electrical HP, or 271.9 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 300 kW?**

300 kW is equal to 402.3 mechanical HP, 402.1 electrical HP, or 407.9 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 400 kW?**

400 kW is equal to 536.4 mechanical HP, 536.2 electrical HP, or 543.8 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 500 kW?**

500 kW is equal to 670.5 mechanical HP, 670.2 electrical HP, or 679.8 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 600 kW?**

600 kW is equal to 804.6 mechanical HP, 804.3 electrical HP, or 815.8 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 700 kW?**

700 kW is equal to 938.7 mechanical HP, 938.3 electrical HP, or 951.7 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 800 kW?**

800 kW is equal to 1072.8 mechanical HP, 1072.4 electrical HP, or 1087.7 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 900 kW?**

900 kW is equal to 1206.9 mechanical HP, 1206.4 electrical HP, or 1223.7 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 1000 kW?**

1000 kW is equal to 1341.02 mechanical HP, 1340.48 electrical HP, or 1359.6 metric HP.

**How Many HP is 2000 kW?**

2000 kW is equal to 2682.04 mechanical HP, 2680.9 electrical HP, or 2719.2 metric HP.

*Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only.*

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