Wednesday, August 30, 2006

World's Fastest PHEV

The PML Mini

The World's Fastest Plug In

Here is the story in the Energy Blog and the Green Car Congress

"The Mini QED is a demonstration vehicle that showcases the Quad Electric Drive, a four wheel motor in wheel drive, plug-in electric vehicle, developed by PML Flightlink and its partner Synergy Innovations and unveiled at the British Motor Show.

The QED has an all-electric range of 200-250 miles (333-417 km) and has a total range of about 932 miles (1,500 km). The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Two vehicles have been produced to demonstrate what can be achieved using the companies in-wheel motor technology.

The PML eWheel permanent magnet wheel motor is designed to be rugged and flexible.

Based on 5 years of evolution, the eWheel offers exceptional efficiency, coupled with a high power to weight ratio that makes it the ideal solution for battery powered equipment.

Extensive attention to detail has been placed in the bearing, sealing and weather proofing arrangements to provide the eWheel with enough build quality to withstand arduous environments.

The design features include rugged oversized taper roller bearings, fully waterproof to IP 65, high torque overload rating for fast acceleration, over-temperature thermistors fitted and smooth 12 step commutation for smooth high power performance" more

The use of in-wheel motors may be an important design strategy in developing Plug In Hybrids that are smart, efficient, economical, and fast.

One major manufacturer has already made the decision to employ them.

Tokyo, May 11, 2005 — "Mitsubishi Motors has chosen to center its development of next-generation electric vehicle technology on in-wheel motors and on lithium-ion batteries that the company has been working on for several years. Currently working on a test vehicle that utilizes these technologies, which it has dubbed the Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle (MIEV) concept, the company also envisages their application to hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles."

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