MemberOctober 3, 2021 at 12:03 am
Mario, a good question. I assumed Elaphe made only radial flux motors since their top of the line 1500 is a radial flux. As pointed out, Aptera is using the 700 model. There is a possibility that it is axial flux, but I would bet radial flux like the 1500. Aptera is asking Elaphe to make some modifications to their standard motor for use in the Aptera. It would be unlikely that would include making it axial flux if it isn’t already.
Both configurations have advantages and disadvantages for EV in wheel motors. The Aptera engineers have done extensive research to select a motor vendor and to specify alterations to the standard design to make the most efficient Aptera performance. Many factors, not just the flux design advantages and disadvantages go into the selection of an in wheel motor.