Ford Car Moves The Motor To The Wheels [Video]
The research car has independent electric motors in its rear wheels and extra space under the hood.
Car brand Ford teamed up with German automotive component manufacturer and supplier Schaeffler to develop a concept car that has independent electric motors powering the rear wheels instead of an engine under the hood.
The idea behind eWheelDrive isn’t new, but the research car is not aimed to make trendier or greener cars, but to explore potential car technologies for crowded cities.
The car is modeled after the Ford Fiesta, but with extra space under it hood. This opens up possibilities for smaller cars that can navigate more easily in a crowded environment. This could potentially lead to small cars that can fit four persons or cars with enhanced steering ability to allow it to move sideways and park in tight spaces.