how does it move? u can see through the suspension that there's

Discussion in '2000 Lotus Extreme Concept' started by nicktraffic, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. and if theres no axle how does the engine or the electric motor drive the wheels?
     
  2. Re: how does it move? u can see through the suspension that ther

    Thats a good question. One can only guess it gets power to the wheels somehow through the beams connected to it. Unless Lotus is so high tech that they have axle-less drivetrains. lol.

    but check out the 2002 GMC Autonomy and this is what it says:

    Autonomy is the first vehicle designed from the ground up around a fuel cell propulsion system and the first to combine fuel cells with drive-by-wire technology, which allows steering, braking and other vehicle systems to be controlled electronically rather than mechanically.

    so maybe Lotus has something similar for this.
     
  3. Re: how does it move? u can see through the suspension that ther

    damn freaky!
     
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    hmm i wonder if caterham lend lotus their idea since lotus lend caterham with the lotus seven.it looks like caterham made this car at first.
     
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    it is just me or did caterham lend lotus their idea since lotus lend them the lotus seven.at first it looks like caterham made it.
     
  6. Re: how does it move? u can see through the suspension that ther

    If it is an electric motor, there are 4 motors housed inside each wheel. It doesn't look like it is an conventional petrol engine.
     
  7. Re: how does it move? u can see through the suspension that ther

    it is quite possible that they used Dynamos to get the wheels to turn which would work.
     
  8. Re: how does it move? u can see through the suspension that ther

    they could use electromagnets in a complicated way which would be annoying to explain
     

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