It can be used in SUVs, people movers and delivery vans and has already been successfully tested in many applications including prototype buses, trucks and forklifts in Europe.
"The e-Traction system has been one of its kind for application in commercial vehicles in terms of in-wheel direct drive motor technology for use in conventional and hybrid vehicles," explains Rao. "e-Traction has a product development lead time of at least 3-5 years over its competitors and is well positioned to be a major particpant in in-wheel direct drive motor technology."
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About e-Traction Europe B.V.
SPI, later renamed into e-Traction (e-traction.nl), was established in 1981 by Heinen and his wife in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The company specialises in developing and engineering prototypes of all kind of vehicles for different customers. Heinen made a remarkable discovery which led to the development of TheWheel, for which patents where granted. Based on the patents a new challenge was taken on: the design of an ultra-efficient city bus featuring TheWheel as traction component. After several prototypes 'TheWhisper' has evolved into a viable technology which makes vehicles travel twice as far with the same fuel consumption. City busses, equipped with TheWheel, will for the first time appear in actual service in 2009 in the cities of Apeldoorn and Rotterdam. e-Traction is currently designing more types of TheWheel to improve the fuel consumption of SUV's, lorries and other vehicles, such as a passenger car as well.
e-Traction Europe B.V. Contact:
Vissenstraat 36 - 7324 AL Apeldoorn
P: +31 (0) 55 521 1111
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