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Old 06-04-2017, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Since the direct reversibility and the ability to get rid of a transmission are the most highlighted advantages of hub-motors, I wouldn't hold my breath for this setup to become commercially available. But who knows...
Yes but no commercial hub motor has enough starting torque to move a car.

They are only used on bikes because the person can "push off" to get the thing moving.

So I suppose the worlds first usable automotive hub motor might sell.

Actually if the thing is reliable it would be the first to work on a car.

I think that is important, just have to wait for China to clone it so it's cheap enough to use for hybrid conversions
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