Mitsubishi Motors Corp. portents a potentially game-changing twist for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) with its new generation of in-wheel electric motors. Mitsubishi’s latest in-wheel motor design was shown at the Detroit and Geneva auto shows this year on separate concept cars designed to highlight the innovative technology. Powered by under-floor lithium-ion batteries, the pure EV chassis is totally devoid of engine, transmission and mechanical ...

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