A plug-in hybrid vehicle equipped with a motor near the wheels
" At the driver's choice, an electric vehicle or a hybrid 4X4 fitting a van "
Sum and substance :
The advantages of an electric vehicle up to 90 km / h with 50 km of electric range and a hybrid 4WD.
The spaciousness and boot capacity preservation
But the realization of a hybrid vehicle requires to implement very large components, notably one or more electric motor(s), powerful electronics and a battery, without removing anything from the original vehicle.
The motor implementation closer to the rear wheels allows to:
keep the original engine and gearbox
keep on some vehicles the rear axle design and the anchorage points on the body
implement the fuel tank, power electronics and the battery under the body of the car without compromising spaciousness
offer a 4WD vehicle
improve vehicle dynamics by independently controlling the torque applied to each rear wheel