# How to calculate vehicle speed from engine RPM and vice versa

Suppose your motor vehicles speedometer not working and you need to know your vehicle speed for the given engine speed for a certain gear ratio. How you can do that , let’s see..

Say, Engine rpm= 3000
Gear ratio=1.5
Axle ratio = 4
Tyre size = 12 inch radius

The formula for calculating vehicle speed is:
Car or automobile speed in consistent unit,
V = (engine rpm * wheel tyre perimeter)/(gear ratio * axle ratio)

Or, V = (engine rpm * 3.14 * tyre diameter ) / ( gear ratio * wheel axle ratio)

For the given values,
V  = (3000 rpm* 3.14 * 2 * 12 inch) / ( 1.5 * 4)

Or, V (kmph)= (3000 * 60 rph * 3.14 * 2 * 12 * 25.4 * 0.000001 km)/(1.5 * 4)

Or, V = 57.42 kmph

Now as you know the equation for calculating vehicle speed given the engine rotation speed, you can easily find out the engine rpm of your car if you the vehicle speed from your speedo.

## 3 thoughts on “How to calculate vehicle speed from engine RPM and vice versa”

1. duodu Alex says:

inbuilt jack for four wheel calculation

2. duodu Alex says:

inner and outer diameter of hydraulic cylinder

3. binjok says:

can you show how to calculate the rpm of the wheel and engine