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torque vectoring according to Mitsubishi

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Raffy.Roma, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    I found this article showing how Mitsubishi thinks to implement Torque Vectoring on future cars. It's interesting the fact that Mitsubishi plans to place an electric motor in each wheel for this purpose.

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  2. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    I'll quote the one comment posted at that link:
    Concur.

    There are other mfgrs and concept cars playing with independent motors for each wheel, but that doesn't have to mean in-wheel hub motors. Downside of hub-mounted motors is the increased unsprung mass (out with the wheel/tire, not mounted on the frame), which is detrimental to handling.
     
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    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    Ok I only wanted to open a debate about this matter.
     
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    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    No doubt, torque vectoring will become a huge draw of performance EVs in the future.

    It's just that the specifics in that article are off. I don't know if Mitsubishi has released any more recent info.
     

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