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In wheel hub electric motors??

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Im new to this forum.
I have a intrest in EV cars and looking to do a budget build.

But firstly doesn anyone know of in in wheel hub electric motors?
I recent read a article about a university that converted a frwd car to awd and had two in hub motors in the rear tires. Supposedley only costing $3000. $3000 sounds very low for this type of build but i was intrested in the in wheel motors.

Anyone know where to start looking for one?

Or maybe even a motor that would connect to the drive shaft of a rwd.

Im intrested in keeping the engine in place and having some type of hybrid build.

Has anyone done this successfully?

Any belp would be appreciated.
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Curious to know if anyone has heard about the YASA or Ecomove hub motors. Haven't been able to find much on the YASA but the numbers reported for the Ecomove don't look bad from my limited understanding. 40kw peak/24.5kw continuous, 361 ft/lb torque in a 46.5 lb package? Sounds good. Going by a formula I was given of ~7hp per 1000lbs of vehicle needed for decent performance (more if hilly terrain expected), these look like a possibility. Assuming this is all true what am I missing? Controllers and price not being factored for this question.

I'm truly curious. In hub motors would clear up SOOO much room for batteries for the project I would like to do, a 33-34 Ford Tudor Sedan. All I have to work with is the engine compartment, the old classics didn't have a trunk in those days.

I would really appreciate input from the more in the know.
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