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Old 09-06-2008, 04:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by achang1 View Post
because its not that easy.
Why not?
A hub motor built with the coils further out to allow for drop in replacement over the brake drum etc. will get a lot more torque than the way bike style hub motors are made at the moment, top speed is not what is needed for a FE hybrid low speed torque is and the kw's for assisting a light car won't be massive.
I often had the same thought about moving the coils to the rim of say a 20" bike wheel to get brutal torque at low rev's, unfortunately for bike use it would increase weight, drop top speed and increase cost, all of these would be acceptable for a car.
Just a thought as noone seems to make one.
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