Electric vehicles are becoming an extremely common sight for most people. Whether it’s viewing a shiny new Tesla drive down the street, or hopping on a light rail teach or renting a power scooter to get from that train to your dwelling, EVs are everywhere.

One problem with electrical motors is that because of the speeds at which they gear reduction motor rotate, to end up being useful in most vehicles, they want a gear reduction gadget. I’d call it a transmission, but usually, these gearboxes only have one rate. This takes the 10,000 rpm from a drive electric motor and reduces the rate at the tires while multiplying torque.

What if there were a electric motor that didn’t need to spin as fast as that to create enough usable power and torque to drive a car? If that existed, you could modify all kinds of things about electric car design. If you didn’t need a gearbox, you’ll save a good-size chunk of weight and, probably even more crucially, space.

With that space, you could increase the size of your battery pack, and with the reduced weight, you would improve all types of things such as handling, range and acceleration.