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There is something that you need to know about the "Maximizer" type of motor controller: While it is more efficent, the efficency varies depending on motor speed. At 100% power the Maximizer will be no more efficent than a generic motor. But at 50% power the Maximizer will be much more efficent. 5x more efficent, maybe.

It all is due to the way the speed is controlled in these motors. I could describe it at length (since I'm an electrical engineer), but I'll try to contain myself. Essentially, the cheaper motors use cheaper and less efficent ways to slow down the motor.
 
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