Originally Posted by JRP3
May I remind you of this?
You thought you could do an affordable wheel motor, (title of the thread), for around $1500, and some of us disagreed. We happened to be correct.
Hey, JRP3 ... what are you ??? A preacher
The question was (with hind sight) not "could a wheel motor be made for 1500$", but "was there a commercial application for this motor?"
So far I had contact with 1 potential commercial vendor, but cooperation happened to be very very difficult. So it broke of.
As of now, still commercialization is possible. As I said before in this thread, I will not build a Wheelmotor, just to show that it's possible, because that would be like reinventing boiled water, isn't it ?
And I will not spend thousands of dollars like PML just to show a non commercial prototype and than go bust. Don't forget that a lot of people have shown the PML wheelmotor on a car (example Volvo and Ford and their own Mini) but so far I have seen all the majors opting for the classic inside electric motors.
So you are right JRP3: No prove of cheap Wheelmotors made by me, if I can't find somebody who might
be interested to buy them.
Your next reply might be: Who will buy what does not exist yet?
My answer might be: This potential client has just to prove me how solid he is and convince me of his potential. Than he has to "gamble" 1500$ on a prototype. If he can't afford this to prove his commitment let him than ask prices to prototype such a motor in the USA or Europe and than we speak again. 1500$ is really peanuts in this context I think.