“DeepDrive’s motor represents a leap forward in EV drivetrains” Aandrijf Techniek
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DeepDrive’s mission is to transform the world of EVs and make sustainable mobility a reality. They achieve this through their in-wheel motor technology. In-wheel motors have long been considered a promising concept for electric vehicles. They offer advantages such as better space utilization, the ability to control torque distribution, and the potential to enable innovative vehicle designs. The journey of the DeepDrive founders started approximately 10 years ago as part of TU Munich’s student motorsport team. Their journey then continued for many years in the automotive industry, working with major car companies. Now, the company is unlocking the potential of today’s technology for tomorrow’s mobility by developing the best In-Wheel and Central Drive solutions at their facilities in Munich.
Dual Rotor and Radial Flux
DeepDrive’s Dual Rotor, Radial Flux in-wheel motors achieves an exceptional balance between high torque density and low material costs, overcoming the limitations of traditional wheel motors. With no need for a gearbox, DeepDrive’s technology maximizes efficiency and fully utilizes the potential of the drivetrain. The in-wheel motor technology can be a significant step forward in electric vehicle drivetrains.
The in-wheel motors can generate up to 2400 Nm of torque and 250 kW of power per wheel. This versatility allows their application in a wide range of electric vehicles, from small and compact models to large SUVs and luxury cars. With compatibility for both 400-volt and 800-volt battery systems, the wheel motors are plug-and-play, making them suitable for various electric vehicle platforms.
The lightweight drive units, thanks to DeepDrive’s high torque density technology, contribute to minimizing unsprung masses, a problem often associated with in-wheel motors. The high power density allows for the reduction or even elimination of the mechanical brake on the rear axle. This ensures that the total increase in unsprung masses when using the wheel motors remains negligible compared to traditional systems driven on the front axle, according to the German company’s claims.
The in-wheel motor technology represents a leap forward in electric vehicle drivetrains. By addressing the limitations of traditional wheel-driven motors, DeepDrive has unlocked new possibilities for efficiency, performance, and design flexibility.
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