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

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Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com
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