The easiest way to remember the kW to HP conversion formula so for calculating a kilowatt measurement to horsepower, use one of the formulas below.

## Kilowatts:

One kilowatt is the power equal to 1,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000 joules per second. A kilowatt (symbol: kw) is a unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). The base unit of the kilowatt is the watt, which was named after Scottish inventor James Watt.

## Horsepower:

The term horsepower was adopted by Scottish inventor James Watt to measure the power output of his steam engine and to compare that power with that of horses horses. Horsepower were later used to measure the power output of piston and turbine engines and electrical motors.

The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. In scientific discourse the term “horsepower” is rarely used because of the various definitions and the existence of an SI unit for power, the watt (W).

## How to convert Kilowatts to Horsepower?

1 kW = 1.341022 hp(I)**Electric Horsepower**

1 kW = 1.340483 hp(E)**Metric Horsepower**

1 kW = 1.359622 hp(M)**Boiler Horsepower**

#### Kilowatts to mechanic / hydraulic horsepower:

**One mechanic or hydraulic horsepower is equal to 0.745699872 kilowatts:**1 hp(I) = 745.699872 W = 0.745699872 kW

So the power conversion of kilowatts to horsepower is given by:

**P(hp) = P(kW) / 0.745699872**

**Example****Convert 10kW to mechanic horsepower:**P(hp) = 10kW / 0.745699872 = 13.41 hp

#### Kilowatts to electrical horsepower:

**One electrical horsepower is equal to 0.746 kilowatts:**1 hp(E) = 746 W = 0.746 kW

So the power conversion of kilowatts to horsepower is given by:

**P(hp) = P(kW) / 0.746**

**Example****Convert 10kW to electrical horsepower:**P(hp) = 10kW / 0.746 = 13.405 hp

#### Kilowatts to metric horsepower:

**One metric horsepower is equal to 0.73549875 kilowatts:**1 hp(M) = 735.49875 W = 0.73549875 kW

So the power conversion of kilowatts to horsepower is given by:

**P(hp) = P(kW) / 0.73549875**

**ExampleConvert 10kW to metric horsepower:**P(hp) = 10kW / 0.73549875 = 13.596 hp

## Conversion Kilowatts to Horsepower

Kilo- watts (kW) | Mechanic horsepower (hp _{(I)}) | Electric horsepower (hp _{(E)}) | Metric horsepower (hp _{(M)}) |
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0.001 kW | 0.001341 hp | 0.001340 hp | 0.001360 hp |

0.002 kW | 0.002682 hp | 0.002681 hp | 0.002719 hp |

0.003 kW | 0.004023 hp | 0.004021 hp | 0.004079 hp |

0.004 kW | 0.005364 hp | 0.005362 hp | 0.005438 hp |

0.005 kW | 0.006705 hp | 0.006702 hp | 0.006798 hp |

0.006 kW | 0.008046 hp | 0.008043 hp | 0.008158 hp |

0.007 kW | 0.009387 hp | 0.009383 hp | 0.009517 hp |

0.008 kW | 0.010728 hp | 0.010724 hp | 0.010877 hp |

0.009 kW | 0.012069 hp | 0.012064 hp | 0.012237 hp |

0.01 kW | 0.013410 hp | 0.013405 hp | 0.013596 hp |

0.02 kW | 0.026820 hp | 0.026810 hp | 0.027192 hp |

0.03 kW | 0.040231 hp | 0.040214 hp | 0.040789 hp |

0.04 kW | 0.053641 hp | 0.053619 hp | 0.054385 hp |

0.05 kW | 0.067051 hp | 0.067024 hp | 0.067981 hp |

0.06 kW | 0.080461 hp | 0.080429 hp | 0.081577 hp |

0.07 kW | 0.093871 hp | 0.093834 hp | 0.095174 hp |

0.08 kW | 0.107282 hp | 0.107239 hp | 0.108770 hp |

0.09 kW | 0.120692 hp | 0.120643 hp | 0.122366 hp |

0.1 kW | 0.134022 hp | 0.134048 hp | 0.135962 hp |

0.2 kW | 0.268204 hp | 0.268097 hp | 0.271924 hp |

0.3 kW | 0.402307 hp | 0.402145 hp | 0.407886 hp |

0.4 kW | 0.536409 hp | 0.536193 hp | 0.543849 hp |

0.5 kW | 0.670511 hp | 0.670241 hp | 0.679811 hp |

0.6 kW | 0.804613 hp | 0.804290 hp | 0.815773 hp |

0.7 kW | 0.938715 hp | 0.938338 hp | 0.951735 hp |

0.8 kW | 1.072817 hp | 1.072386 hp | 1.087697 hp |

0.9 kW | 1.206920 hp | 1.206434 hp | 1.223659 hp |

1 kW | 1.341022 hp | 1.340483 hp | 1.359622 hp |

2 kW | 2.682044 hp | 2.680965 hp | 2.719243 hp |

3 kW | 4.023066 hp | 4.021448 hp | 4.078865 hp |

4 kW | 5.364088 hp | 5.361930 hp | 5.438486 hp |

5 kW | 6.705110 hp | 6.702413 hp | 6.798108 hp |

## Uses of Kilowatt:

A kilowatt-hour measures the energy an appliance uses in kilowatts per hour. For example, if you clean a floors with a 1,000-watt vacuum cleaner for one hour, you consume 1 kWh of energy. Your kilowatt-hour consumption factors in how many watts your appliances use and how often you use them.

## Uses of Horsepower:

Horsepower is an important specification for buyers to consider, as it speaks directly to performance. For a given vehicle, an engine with more horsepower and more torque will accelerate more quickly important for drivers who frequently use freeway on-ramps and offer greater towing reliability.