why do they keep making cool cars then refusing to sell them to me?mitsubishi made one like that on the prior lancer-evolution chassis as well:
(apologies for resurrecting a thread from last month, i'm researching and thought this was worth sharing.)
The reason is that they don't actually work.
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
And here is the web site of the company that develop the idea
and hey what do you know a Wiki article on it
And a video of a Michelin working prototype 20 years late
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?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.
No...nor will it ever be. Spinning creates gravity, it doesn't reduce it.I don't think the issue is making the motors work off one (or more) controllers. The issue is unsprung weight. Driving on a typical road is like taking a baseball bat to your expensive electronics, while spinning them on a centrifuge, good idea? So just solve the gravity issue and hub motors will work great.