So from an engineering perspective we could easily imagine it becoming part of the wheel design, given it’s small and light enough not to effect total unsprung mass which is critical for exciting driving dynamics of future EV’s.
These lighter motors bring further advantages because the motors in regenerative systems can also perform the braking function, so we can remove the need for traditional brake systems, and as you also remove driveshaft weight when placing the motors into the wheels, you gain significant weight savings on the overall vehicle architecture (great for improved range), as well as gaining very useful space in the centre of the vehicle ideal for either additional batteries (more range) or you can use it simply for more space for the driver and passengers.
This is just one part of the exciting innovation road ahead for Mercedes-Benz AMG and YASA together.
Further investment in new production facilities in Oxford will help us maintain & enhance our existing customer manufacturing capability in the UK, continuing our supply of electric motors to Ferrari and others for years to come, as well as enabling us to deliver exciting new product innovations which remain a core element of YASA’s long term profitable future within the Mercedes-Benz group.
A future I am personally excited to be able to lead.