The Evolution IX is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit - January 2005
The MITSUBISHI FCV fuel-cell vehicle, a Mitsubishi Grandis minivan powered by DaimlerChrysler's FC-System
Mitsubishi's in-wheel motor
Electric Vehicle Schematic
Hybrid Vehicle Schematic
Fuel Cell Vehicle Schematic
The in-wheel electric motors are illustrated in pink. The inverter in yellow and the lithium-ion batteries in blue
The in-wheel motor test car, Colt EV, is based on the standard compact vehicle, Colt. After removing the combustion engine, fuel tank and transmission, two in-wheel motors were fitted to the rear wheels and powered by a floor-mounted lithium-ion battery
What's the difference between a fuel cell vehicle, a hybrid and a pure electric vehicle? Observe!
The Mitsubishi FCV was used as the pace car in a recent Japanes marathon.
May 12, 2005 Mitsubishi Motors released details of its ongoing development of in-wheel motors earlier this week, hinting that the company’s interest in next-generation electric vehicle technology offers highly promising potential in the ongoing evolution of Mitsubishi's all-wheel control technology. In other words, the company’s firebreathing Lancer Evolution XI or XII models, two or three years from now, might feature hybrid technologies not just for conservation’s sake, but for outright performance. The company statement stated, “an in-wheel motor makes it possible to regulate drive torque and braking force independently at each wheel without the need for any transmission, drive shaft or other complex mechanical components.”
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