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Old 09-17-2019, 10:17 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Is that 300,000km for a hub motor of a meaningful to impressive size in a car size application?
We are not talking about little 1 to 3 horse toy hub motors for bicycles anymore.
If they last 300,000km on real roads, with real pot holes, at highway speeds with real dirt, water and mud then why have none of the manufacturers mass produced a hub motor car?
8 to 10 years ago it seemed like all the manufacturersame wanted to be the first to build a hub motor car.
Now it seems like they wouldn't do it even if the hub motors were given to them for free.
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