LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, June 23, 2017 – Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. (ELAPHE), a technology company & leading developer and supplier of in-wheel electric propulsion for battery-electric vehicles, announced today a working demonstrator vehicle believed to be the most performant in-wheel-powered car ever, powered by one of the most powerful in-wheel direct-drives in the world.
The BMW X6-based electric propulsion testing platform uses 4 Elaphe™ L-type motors mounted inside the wheels, has more than 6000 Nm (4425 lbf·ft) of direct-drive torque available at the wheels and produces more than 440 kW (equivalent to 590 HP) of pure power.
“We completely transformed the car. We took out everything that had to do with the internal combustion engine and replaced it with electrical components, and added a battery. But what makes this car special is the way the vehicle is driven. It only uses 4 high-torque direct-drive electric motors, mounted completely inside the rims. It’s just incredible what in-wheel technology can do.”
Believed to be the highest-performance in-wheel powered vehicle in the world, the demonstrator is driven by four innovative high-power gearless electric motors (Elaphe™ L1500) mounted inside the rims, enabling the EV to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0–62 mph) in under 4.9 seconds at a weight of 2390 kg (~5300 lbs.).
With an improved center of gravity and exceptional weight distribution, this large SUV is able to reach 1.08 lateral g’s of acceleration during cornering, putting it alongside the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and McLaren 650 S Spider.
Patented in-wheel technology enables Elaphe™ products to boast market-leading specific torque (>45 Nm/kg), compact design and use of standard brakes and bearings.
The demonstrator will be used for on-vehicle validation and testing in support of Elaphe’s mission to offer OEMs an industrialized and mass-produced modular, high-performance, compact and highly efficient complete propulsion solution for the next generation of premium electric vehicles.
Elaphe is investing heavily in R&D and scaling up production, and was recently awarded a grant of over 1 million EURO by the European Union to co-fund the industrialization and commercialization of the innovative Elaphe™ L1500 in-wheel motor, bringing it into mass production (www.prodrive-electric.com).
EV developers, OEMs and media who would like additional information are directed to contact Elaphe at email@example.com.
About Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd.
Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. is a leading EU-based developer and manufacturer of disruptive in-wheel electric propulsion systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, such as LEVs, passenger cars of all segments and public transportation. Elaphe off-the-shelf or custom developed motors, combined with advanced power electronics and multiple-wheel control system, present the simplest platform for the electric vehicles of tomorrow. Patented & innovative electromagnetic and mechanical designs for in-wheel propulsion enable Elaphe™ products to boast market-leading specific torque, compact design and use of standard brake and bearings for in-wheel propulsion systems. The Elaphe distributed propulsion architecture is the ultimate propulsion platform for connected and automated vehicles, bringing new opportunities to mobility and transportation.
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