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.
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