Electric vehicles are becoming an extremely common sight for most people. Whether it’s seeing a shiny new Tesla drive down the road, or hopping on a light rail train or renting an electric scooter to get from that train to your house, EVs are everywhere.
One problem with electrical motors is that due to the speeds of which they rotate, to become useful generally in most vehicles, they need a gear reduction gadget. I’d call it a tranny, but usually, these gearboxes only have one speed. This takes the 10,000 rpm from a drive engine and reduces the rate at the tires while multiplying torque.
What if there have been a electric motor that didn’t have to spin as fast as that to create enough usable power and torque to drive a vehicle? If that existed, you could modify all sorts of reasons for having electric car design. If you didn’t need a gearbox, you would save a good-size chunk of weight and, gear reduction motor probably a lot more crucially, space.
With that space, you could boost the size of your battery power, and with the reduced weight, you would improve all sorts of things like handling, range and acceleration.