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Elaphe’s mission to make in-wheel propulsion systems an automotive norm

Written by Kfir Kedem – May 17, 2021

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Founded in 2006, Slovenian-based Elaphe has been working on bringing in-wheel propulsion systems to the automotive mass market. With the help of quantum physicists, Elaphe has been able to develop reliable systems that have been tested for multiple physical behaviors of ware such as thermal effects, acoustic effects, and structural fatigue.


The in-wheel motors are custom-tailored for each specific automotive partner of Elaphe and the company claims that it can fit in any car no matter if it is an SUV or a supercar. There are currently four main products in the company’s lineup with a peak torque range of 400-1500 Nm. In 2018 Elaphe showcased its skills by conducting a test on an Audi R8 and was able to get its 0-100 km/h acceleration down to a staggering 3 seconds.


Auto Trendy’s take:

Given the showcase of the Elaphe motors with the Audi R8 along with the expertise of quantum physics in the development of the motors, the company seems to be having impressive technology. It is quite interesting that it is not more well-known given its serious feats. With automotive manufacturers starting to use in-wheel motors in more and more mass-produced vehicles, it would be interesting to see what Elaphe could do in terms of getting the company’s name out there and potentially framing themselves as key in-wheel motor industry players.