Motor manufacturer Nidec has announced a prototype for an in-wheel EV traction motor. The company aims to begin mass production of the motor around 2023. The prototype motor fits within the wheel hubs of an EV, a design which Nidec claims allows for higher efficiency and lighter, more compact designs than motors occupying the engine… Read more »
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There’s a new breed of EV in testing at an undisclosed location in Europe. Elaphe Propulsion, an EU-based manufacturer of in-wheel electric propulsion systems, has built a prototype vehicle, based on an Audi R8 space-frame chassis, that uses no dedicated space on the car for the powertrain. Elaphe’s configuration squeezes the motors into the existing… Read more »
When Protean Electric begins production of its Protean Drive in-wheel electric drive system later this year, it could mark the stirring comeback of the wheel hub motor, a concept that’s been more than a century in the making. Electric wheel-hub motors date all the way back to 1884, and none other than Ferdinand Porsche used… Read more »
Jeff Hemphill talks eAxles, two-speed transmissions, in-wheel motors and more. For multinational companies with thousands of employees, collaborating can be a challenge. In 2011, the Schaeffler Group found that divisions from their three product brands – INA, LuK and FAG – were working on different electrification and renewable topics without really talking to each… Read more »
Protean plans to begin producing prototype in-wheel electric motors in Liyang early next year and to ramp up to volume production in 2014.