16 Apr '13, 7pm

Protean Launches Production In-Wheel Electric Motor

Protean Launches Production In-Wheel Electric Motor

I'm not a fan of in-wheel motors, every time you'd encounter standing water, your motors would be at least partially under water it may even be salt water. Then there is dirt and stones and the motors would be bouncing with the wheels through every pothole. Plus because of the weight added to the wheels I'm sure some modification to the suspension will be needed. BMW tuned there suspension systems to adapt for run-flat tires, so you know they have to do more then just add the motors. I'm not sure we'll see these in-wheel motors spark a revolution.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1083562_protean-launc...

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