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Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive: the prototype-wheel motor

Here is a new approach of the assembly that should be cringe has many Quebecois have already seen Hydro-Quebec and engineer Pierre Couture, we present, in 1994, a similar technology, but that has never been suite.

This time, it is Ford of Europe with the help of Schaeffler company, specializing in mechanical systems bearings, which unveiled its Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive, two electric motors are mounted in each of the rear wheels.

They also include the components to propel the car, the brake system and other technological aids driving.

The lithium-ion battery could fit under the hood, but ideally, under the floor to maximize space reserve for passengers and their luggage.

Urbanism on four wheels

The aim sought by the engineers of the two companies is to want to reinvent the urban driving.

According to Ford, some cars of the future could accommodate engines, not places under the hood, but rather inserted into the rear wheels. Result: a car with very small dimensions, can accommodate despite at least four passengers.

In addition, with the assistance of its four directional wheels turning radius of 90?, The car will be much more easy to park, can even do it in parallel.

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