Fisker Orbit To Get Protean In-Wheel Electric Motors
Full story at Inside EVs. I recall reading about Protean not so long ago.Fisker selected in-wheel motors because it doesn’t intrude on the interior so the Orbit will be a low-entry, flat floor vehicle.
The Protean Pd18 in-wheel motors are rated for 80 kW and 1,250 m (on wheels) at peak. Two of those will enable 160 kW of power, which seems enough for the job as the shuttle bus is far from a racing car.
However, for customers interested in higher power, the option of four motors (320 kW) and all-wheel drive is to be available.