22 Jun '18, 9pm

Slovenian company makes drop-in in-wheel electric motors

Slovenian company Elaphe has created in-wheel electric motors that have been tested in the worst conditions winter could throw at them. One of the main reasons we don't see production electric cars with motors in the wheels has been that wheels take a lot of abuse, bumping over broken pavement, driveways, sometimes even curbs, and slamming into potholes. In-wheel electric motors haven't been able to stand up to the abuse. Elaphe's video shows its motors undergoing testing on an ice-covered test track in Heihe, China designed to test the durability (and noise) of car components over harsh vibrations. CHECK OUT: Protean Launches Production In-Wheel Electric Motor The motors are packaged as a complete wheel hub, with disc or drum brakes, the motor, bearings, and everything an automaker would need to bolt them on to the end of the suspension. Wheel motors could help automakers...

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