Christopher Darilek via EV wrote:
  Are we still laughing at hub motors? Unsprung weight? Or does Lordstown know 
what they're doing?

Wheel motors can work; there are certainly enough real-world examples, ranging from bicycles and scooters, to railroad locomotives and large earth-moving equipment.

But they make hard engineering problems even harder; and that adds cost. They add weight, which worsens ride and handling.

On the flip side, wheel motors are popular gimmick to add a "revolutionary breakthrough" flavor to lure investors into shady outfits. They're right in there with magic batteries and impossible range claims.

Only time will tell...

Lee Hart

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." -- Carl Sagan
Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377,
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