Vision

Redefining The Passenger Car

After more than a century of centralized propulsion dominance in passenger cars, it’s time to copy nature and bring power to where it’s needed, while at the same time lowering vehicle development costs, reducing complexity of the car and enabling simple, modular integration on existing and newly developed platforms.

Opportunities to make a step change in the automotive world are rare. Based on more than a decade of research, innovation, and development, we’re finally ready to take in-wheel electric propulsion to the next level – a mass-produced propulsion solution.

The project

Leveraging Radical Innovations

Transcending the traditional powertrain architecture dominated by a central engine, the PRODRIVE project is all about enabling the future and supporting the present. It is Elaphe’s answer to the need s of EV manufacturers and designers, who are transforming the cars of today into vessels of the future.

Increased safety, improved handling and unparalleled traction control are just some of the benefits of the ElapheTM in-wheel distributed architecture. But in-wheel motors are so much more than just incremental improvements.

Leveraging radical innovations in electromagnetic & mechanical design, PRODRIVE will deliver the ultimate direct-drive in-wheel electric motor for high-end passenger cars, ready for mass production.

The project

The Ultimate Simplification

Drawing inspiration from biomechanics and putting power where it is needed, the Elaphe(tm) (all caps)prodrive achitecture solution encourages a change in thinking about how the car should look, feel and behave.

In-wheel motors are so much more than just incremental improvements. Increased safety, improved handling and unparalleled traction control are just some of the benefits of the Elaphe™ in-wheel distributed architecture.

Elaphe™ PRODRIVE in-wheel architecture solution is the ultimate simplification of the powertrain and the final optimization of nature.

Objectives

Mass-market Ready Product

Bringing new technology to the world requires more than just combining the best available parts and stuffing them into an attractive package. It requires deep and intensive testing, meticulous data analysis and an endless source of vision and perseverance.

PRODRIVE is solving the key need of EV manufacturers – bringing them tested, certified and industrialized high-performance and cost-effective in-wheel propulsion for existing platforms and new vehicle concepts.

The advantages

Enabling A Step Change

The Elaphe™ PRODRIVE L1500 in-wheel electric motor is making sure that passenger cars take full advantage of Elaphe™ in-wheel architecture:

  • Savings in cost and time-to-market
  • More space for people, less space for the car
  • Reducing complexity
  • Increasing efficiency, safety and performance
  • Enabling new vehicle designs, focused on user experience
  • Proven, standardized and modular in-wheel propulsion solution

No gears. No transmission. No losses. Just pure torque inside the wheels.