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Probably the most performant in-wheel powered car in history

The Elaphe BMW X6-based electric propulsion testing platform uses 4 Elaphe™ L-type motors mounted inside the wheels, has more than 6000 Nm (4425 lbf·ft) of direct-drive torque available at the wheels and produces more than 440 kW (equivalent to 590 HP ) of pure power. All that torque is packed neatly inside the wheels together with a standard disc brake and bearing. Elhape decided to put this beast to the test and raced it against its original diesel counterpart. They also tried something new to showcase the raw torque performance of Elaphe in-wheel technology and raced against a production electric car. In reverse. Believed to be the highest-performance in-wheel powered vehicle in the world, the demonstrator is driven by four innovative high-power direct-drive electric motors (Elaphe™ L1500) mounted inside the rims, enabling the EV to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 m...

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