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Fisker Orbit To Get Protean In-Wheel Electric Motors



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.
Full story at Inside EVs. I recall reading about Protean not so long ago.

https://www.proteanelectric.com/
 

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Even as a relatively low-speed, inner-city, people-mover, I have a suspicion that they are going to see a lot of tire/rim problems when the unsprung weight riding on the wheels meets your typical city road hazards.

However I sincerely hope that isn't the case because a good in-hub motor would be another big game changer for car design.
 
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