Incredible new in-wheel electric motors
Electric motors might soon be fitted directly into the wheels of electric vehicles.
Technology company Elaphe Propulsion has been at the forefront of in-wheel electric motor development and now they’ve stunned us with the creation of a BMW X6 that produces 6000Nm of direct-drive torque.
That’s 6000Nm, not 600Nm!
The BMW SUV has four Elaphe in-wheel motors and each produces 1500Nm.
And with 440kW of pure power on tap, they say it is the highest performance in-wheel-powered car ever.
The in-wheel motors and batteries do lift the overall weight of the X6 up to just under 2.4 tonnes.
However, it still accelerates to 100km/h in under 5 seconds and reaches 1.08 lateral g’s of acceleration during cornering – that’s a figure normally reserved for high-end sports cars.
Elaphe tell us the X6 will be used for on-vehicle validation and testing in support of their mission to offer car manufacturers a mass-produced modular, high-performance, compact and highly efficient propulsion solution for premium electric vehicles.
We’ll bring you more updates on Elaphe Propulsion Technologies as they come to hand.