In-wheel motor technology offers a fresh solution by providing power that can meet and exceed internal combustion engine alternatives in a package that does not invade chassis, passenger or cargo space. At the same time in-wheel motors reduce vehicle part count, complexity and cost.
Elaphe, a Tier One supplier to the auto industry, is a leader in designing in-wheel motors and has products for everything from small passenger cars to SUVs and light trucks.
At the Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Stuttgart last week, the company unveiled its new L1500 gearless in-wheel motor.
The L1500 is capable of an astonishing 1500 Newton-meters of torque and 110 kW of power — equivalent to 147 horsepower.
One of the features of Elaphe’s motors is that they can be fitted to existing automobiles with little to no modifications to the existing brakes or suspension pieces.
The L1500 motor will begin low volume series production in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Reference- Clean Technica, Elaphe website