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Old 02-18-2011, 02:50 AM
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Default What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

I recall reading about an electric vehicle that used a small motor behind each wheel of a vehicle, and the timing was controlled by on CPU. I think GM had it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:34 AM
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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

Maybe you mean:

http://www.proteanelectric.com/
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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

That's a pretty sweet illustrative video...though the example car could have been better chosen...

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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

mitsubishi made one like that on the prior lancer-evolution chassis as well:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/10508248...evolution-miev

(apologies for resurrecting a thread from last month, i'm researching and thought this was worth sharing.)
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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

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mitsubishi made one like that on the prior lancer-evolution chassis as well:

http://www.worldcarfans.com/10508248...evolution-miev

(apologies for resurrecting a thread from last month, i'm researching and thought this was worth sharing.)
why do they keep making cool cars then refusing to sell them to me?
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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

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The reason is that they don't actually work.

Can anyone show me video of a hub motor vehicle that actually does what the manufacturer says it does?
THe protean company back in 2007 or 8 said they could make a 400+ horsepower mini with hub motors. But noone ever actually saw it in operation. And the company that made the motors (PML?) became... Protean - and I still see no video footage of their 'system' operating.
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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

Hi
my first post Maybe not what you were looking for but


the Hydro Quebec hub motor has been around for a while. Since 1994 actually, so long it's hard to find it on the web.
I'm trying to find a vid that I saw back then with a converted 1994 Dodge Intrepid
making smoke shows with the 4 wheels and making 0-60 in 5 or 6 sec but it seem to have disappeared



here is two articles of it sorry it's French Canadian first one has a vid in it from 1995 you can see the intrepid in it
and the generator that was in the trunk of the car running on a test bench
http://blogue.transportsquebec.com/2010/05/20/tm4-fait-du-surplace-avec-le-moteur-roue/
http://www.radio-canada.ca/actualite...teur-roue.html
And here is the web site of the company that develop the idea
http://www.tm4.com/electric_corner_module.aspx
and hey what do you know a Wiki article on it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TM4_Electrodynamic_Systems
And a video of a Michelin working prototype 20 years late
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1uTR...layer_embedded
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:53 AM
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Hi
my first post Maybe not what you were looking for but


the Hydro Quebec hub motor has been around for a while. Since 1994 actually, so long it's hard to find it on the web.
I'm trying to find a vid that I saw back then with a converted 1994 Dodge Intrepid
making smoke shows with the 4 wheels and making 0-60 in 5 or 6 sec but it seem to have disappeared



here is two articles of it sorry it's French Canadian first one has a vid in it from 1995 you can see the intrepid in it
and the generator that was in the trunk of the car running on a test bench
http://blogue.transportsquebec.com/2010/05/20/tm4-fait-du-surplace-avec-le-moteur-roue/
http://www.radio-canada.ca/actualite...teur-roue.html
And here is the web site of the company that develop the idea
http://www.tm4.com/electric_corner_module.aspx
and hey what do you know a Wiki article on it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TM4_Electrodynamic_Systems
And a video of a Michelin working prototype 20 years late
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1uTR...layer_embedded

Thanks for the info and congrats on your first post.

Your links emphasise my point - it seems that this is another in a long line of 'hub motor' vehicles that have never eventuated.
The michelin wheel has been around for a while now - I think since 2008 (announced) and it has yet to be used in a real vehicle.

Has ANYONE solved the problems of multiple hub motors?
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

check out the Eliica or something built in Japan very fast 8 wheel motors , 8 wheels .

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Default Re: What is the name of the 4-motor electric vehicle prototype?

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The reason is that they don't actually work.

Can anyone show me video of a hub motor vehicle that actually does what the manufacturer says it does?
THe protean company back in 2007 or 8 said they could make a 400+ horsepower mini with hub motors. But noone ever actually saw it in operation. And the company that made the motors (PML?) became... Protean - and I still see no video footage of their 'system' operating.
sorry if bringing back a year old thread is bad news...but I'd have to agree...they never want to sell it because they can't? Is it just not possible to get the motors working together with one controller?

I know in golf cart terms, a 4x4 cart with two motors was never ironed out fully...and that seems way simpler!

hmmmmm, and OH to make this work! Anyone else determined to see it work? I would like to!
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