- Mar 24, 2010
Super wheel motor from stealthy Australians soon to surface?
Evans Electric disc-type axial flux in-wheel motor – Click above to watch a video after the break
Are we soon to witness an all-electric, compact four-door sedan rocket from 0-60 miles an hour in a jaw-dropping sub-three second flash? If Australian start-up Evans Electric has the goods it says it's confident it has, then yes. After three years of development, the stealthy Sydney-based company is just about ready to reveal a new disc-type axial flux three-phase AC induction wheel motor in formidable fashion.
Within the next couple of months, using a vehicle that has seen success on the World Rally Championship scene equipped with a copy of the aforementioned 70 kW (95 horsepower) motor hidden away in each of its 19-inch wheels, a demonstration will be held that could propel the company from unknown to renowned faster than you can say super-axial-flux-alistic. For a peek at the motor being tested during its development, hit the jump for a trio of brief videos.
[Source: Electric Vehicle News]