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One of the recent examples given of hub motor use is Lordstown Motors, which was a doomed-to-fail startup intending to build pickup trucks. They were planning to use Elaphe motors, in a nonsensical vehicle design for hub motors. As expected, they have crashed and burned, so they are not and will not be an example of successful hub motor application.
Lordstown Doesn't Have Money to Build Endurance EV Pickup; Top Execs Resign

The summary is that they had no unique or superior technology, no established manufacturing capability, no distribution system, no reputation, and not enough money. They also falsified reports of pre-orders and of the company's status, and got caught.

The timing of this crash, soon after the publish unveiling of Ford's real EV pickup, is not likely just coincidence.

So... don't plan on Lordstown Endurance trucks as salvage targets for hub motors, or as working examples of hub motor applications.
 

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No big surprise that they didn't endure. All that unsprung weight was a horrible idea, as well as all the other special problems you'd have to solve with hub motors, such as cooling and sealing.

As with most startups, the only people who do well are those who take the money from the investors to pay themselves.
 
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