Electric car manufacturer SF Motors has announced a flexible motor strategy that will allow vehicles to be designed with one, two, three, or four motor configurations.
Their high end vehicle will have four motors with over 1000 horsepower combined, propelling the vehicle to 60 miles an hour in under 3 seconds, making it a worthy Tesla Roadster II competitor.
This is an expression of Principle 1 – Segmentation, distributing the load and taking full advantage of the traction at each wheel.
I wrote about the utility of four motors in an electric car in an earlier post.
I theorized that this would provide performance benefits, but don’t overlook the marketing benefits. People buy vehicles with benefits that exceed their needs all the time, and if a four motor vehicle is better than a one, two or three motor vehicle, the demand will be there.