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AddMazda gets patent for offset wheel mounted electric motor

Mazda was granted a new U.S. patent this week for a design of an offset wheel-mounted motor for electric and hybrid vehicles. In previous wheel/hub motor configurations, the motor has typically been mounted concentric with the wheel. The essence of the patent is that the motor is offset from the wheel axis with a gear-set installed to provide drive torque to the hub.

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