FutureTracker| Here we have a fascinating article on a Porshce-founder’s idea for electric horsepower, based in the wheels and chassis-system. The Michelin tire company is already developing a system it calls the Active Wheel.
At this week’s Deutsche Messe technology show in Hanover, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute displayed how the concept would work. The new electric vehicle systems include electric hub motors, which are markedly more powerful than any such motors currently available. The motors have all the necessary power and control systems integrated into the wheel hub, greatly reducing the number of connections between the hub motors and the rest of the vehicle. Wow! This is ‘THINK DIFFERENT!’ via The Economist