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ORBIS Ring-Drive In-wheel Electric Motor – Reinventing The Wheel

Orbis’ Ring-Drive wheel can be added to existing gas-powered cars, turning them into hybrid vehicles.The wheel itself is separated into a stationary hub and a rim/ring.When the wheel is in motion, the ring rotates around the stationary hub which is driven by a lightweight, high speed motor.

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OrbisDriven wheels bring multiple benefits to all types of vehicles. Adding 100 horsepower and turning any car into an all-wheel drive car.The Ring-Driven™ wheel weighs no more than a conventional wheel, yet incorporates the entire drivetrain and braking system for that wheel.

source/image: OrbisDriven Wheels

ORBIS Ring-Drive wheels are not only for clean-sheet automotive designs, but can be bolted on to any chassis regardless of size, weight or vehicle class.ORBIS has retrofitted a 2017 Honda Civic Type R with ORBIS Ring-Drive wheels, replacing the passive rear wheels on this front-drive vehicle.


Each ORBIS wheel provides an additional 50 horsepower and 70lb-ft of torque to each wheel on demand, dramatically improving the 0-60 time.For their proof-of-concept, they added two wheels to a Honda Civic Type R, adding a total of 100 hp and 140 lb-ft. of torque.

ORBIS wheels essentially allow forward, backward, and sideways motion while steering each of the wheels in unison or independently from one another.Ring-Drive wheels are on the cutting-edge and will likely not be available in consumer cars right away. However, in the near future, your car may be equipped with one of these high-performance wheel systems.