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In-wheel electric motors give BMW X6 6000Nm!

In-wheel electric motors give BMW X6 6000Nm!

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.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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