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Much more space in an electric car thanks to a radically different drivetrain

Although cars are constantly changing in looks and efficiency, the basics of four wheels and a drivetrain have basically been the same for decades. Until now. Hyundai and KIA yesterday presented a new type of powertrain that can radically change the design of electric cars.
Hyundai and Kia have developed a Universal Wheel Drive System, also called Uni Wheel. This new system is smaller and is not between, but in and next to the wheels of the car. This creates much more space in the vehicle itself.

How does it work?
The power created in the engines of electric cars is transferred to the drive axles, ending at the wheels.

The drive shafts are traditionally located between the front and rear wheels and take up quite a bit of space. The new Uni Wheel system is slightly different. The most important parts of the drive system are not between the wheels, but largely inside the wheels. In this video you can see exactly how it works:
More space for yourself and groceries
The result is more space for the interior of an electric car. That means extra space for seats, rear seats or trunks. But the extra space can also be used for more battery packs, which increases the range of electric cars.

It is still unclear when this system will be applied in the new generation of electric cars. Hyundai and Kia say they want to perfect the Uni Wheel system so that future customers can experience mobility in a “completely different and new way”. Patents have already been applied for and registered on the technology in South Korea, America and Europe.

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    • George Kariuki

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      I am eager to see how this technology develops in the coming years.

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      • walter lungayi

        19 w

        Interesting development in electric cars, with the potential for more interior space due to a different drivetrain design.

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        • Princess

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          @walter_lungayi its indeed an interesting and potentially transformative development in the automotive industry.

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        • Rotich Kim

          19 w

          This move is good more of such solution needed to be provided

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          • johnte ndeto

            19 w

            This will really help in the transition from fossil fuels

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            • Princess

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              @johnte_ndeto This shift is crucial for building a more environmentally friendly and resilient future.

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            • Princess

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              It's a noteworthy improvement..exciting developments like these make the prospect of sustainable transportation even more appealing.

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