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Elaphe - Newest In-Wheel EV motors with Torque Vectoring

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This Slovenian company has clearly stepped up to compete against Protean, the only other in-wheel EV motor company to date. Both have manufacturing in China and are aggressively going after OEM, but where they go divergent paths is that Elaphe is also feeling that their product can and should be used in older auto's where people want to replace the ICE powertrain with something new and better.

Elaphe makes 7 different motors for a wide variety of applications, from cars to trucks / suvs, commercial trucks and marine applications.  These motors go from 29 kW or 39 HP with 400 Nm or 295 ft-lbs of torque to 110 kW or 147 HP with 1500 Nm or 1,106 ft-lbs of Torque per motor. Using their designated SUV motor would give you in AWD mode 588 HP with 4,424 lb-ft of torque. Diesel torque with supercar performance in an amazing package.

They even offer a in-wheel solution for motorcycles that is 20kW or 27 HP with 225 Nm or 166 ft-lbs of torque, giving a motorcycle 54 HP with 332 lb-ft of torque.


Here is the founders own words on why they are building a superior motor system.



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I wonder why OEMs are not taking these companies up on using their motors, controllers, etc. to convert existing auto's to EV's. This just makes so much sense to get an ev auto out with minimal retooling either as a FWD, RWD or AWD auto. 🤔

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Elaphe has set up manufacturing in China and is going to build the updated in-wheel motors for sale. Using four of Elaphe's in-wheel motors gives you a combined 6,000 Nm of torque and 440 kW of power. Since America is too stupid to change to a superior math system, this equates to 4,425.37 LB-FT of torque and 590 Horsepower.

Production of these in-wheel motors starts in January 2019 with annual build of 20,000 units and they are currently recruiting for more capital to expand production and go after larger customers.

This makes so much common sense on having this in a truck or SUV just not a performance car.



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