A new revolutionary proposal is being implemented by Saietta Group Limited and Electrically Assisted Vehicles as they develop electric motors that will be placed inside the wheels, hoping in this way to reduce the cost of production of an electric model.
On the other hand, such a technological application increases the non-suspended mass on each wheel, resulting in significant impacts on the handling and comfort of a vehicle.\
The British brand believes, however, that these kinds of problems can be overcome much more easily than one imagines with specific settings in the suspension and use of exotic materials (in order to limit the weight) in the construction of these electric motors.
Currently, Saietta Group Limited and Electrically Assisted Vehicles are developing these electric motors in order to meet the needs of commercial and autonomous product delivery vehicles primarily.
Essentially, the electric motors (AFT 140) and the transmission in these engines are placed directly inside the wheel and braking works with recovery. Of course, Saietta did not announce their power, it was content to mention that they can work even with 48V hybrid systems, while in the future they will be able to supply all four wheels of a vehicle.
Saietta recently managed to secure a large subsidy (over £40 million) from the British Government in order to develop this technology more quickly and reach the production process as soon as possible, with the aim of building 150 000 engines a year.
Video from YouTube channel Saietta Electric Drive