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# 1 kW to HP

Welcome to 1 kW to hp, the conversion of 1 kilowatts to horsepower.

Here we show you how to change the power to mechanical hp, metric hp, electric hp and boiler hp.

For these units we use the symbols hp(I), hp(M), hp(E), and hp(S), respectively.

1 kW in hp(E) is not exactly the same in the US and Europe. That’s why you can find two conversions to electric hp below.

Observe that the result of 1 kW to boiler hp can be expressed as either bhp or hp(S).

Cars in the US have their power described in mechanical hp, aka imperial hp (converter default). In Europe, metric hp are mainly used for the same purpose.

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## 1 kW to HP Conversion and Formulas

Here we employ the formulas found in our article kW to hp; the results below are rounded to two decimal places:

• [hp(I)] = [1] × 1.3410220896 = 1.34 hp
• [hp(M)] = [1] × 1.3596216173 = 1.36 hp
• [hp(E) US] = [1] × 1.3404825737 = 1.34 hp
• [hp(E) Europe] = [1] × 1.3605442177 = 1.36 hp
• [hp(S)] = [1] × 0.1019299727 = 0.1 hp

Instead of employing a calculator, the use of our power converter above is recommended.

Here you can find everything related to 1 hp to kW.

BTW: In the last part of our article you can find a useful approximation.

## 1 Kilowatt to Horsepower

Taking into account our information above, you know that the conversion of 1 kilowatt to horsepower depends on the type and geo of the legacy unit of measurement for power.

If you are in doubt which unit to choose to change 1 kW into hp for cars, for example, then you may use either, hp(I) or hp(M) as rough calculation, because the difference is ~ 1.5%.

The same applies to 1 kW to electric hp: you may use any of the two, hp(E) US or hp(E) Europe, as a rule of thumb, because the difference in percentage is relatively small.

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## 1 kW to HP Summary

You have reached the concluding section of our article.

Right below you can find the wrap-up of our article, followed by the explanation of our search form located in the menu.

1 kW =

• 1.34 kW for mechanical hp
• 1.36 kW for metric hp
• 1.34 kW for electric hp US
• 1.36 kW for electric hp Europe
• 0.1 kW for boiler hp

With the exception of boiler hp, this approximation is helpful in daily life: kW = 4/3 × 1 hp.

And in case of 1 hydraulic or air hp, use the hp(I) equation.

An easy way to find a power conversion like the one being discussed in this post is entering your query, e.g. one kW to hp, in the aforementioned search form; the results page contains the relevant posts for your conversion.