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As the urgency of realizing a decarbonized economy increases, so does the importance of electric vehicles (EVs), as they do not emit carbon dioxide when in motion. Therefore, Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. are committed to the expansion of EVs, having jointly announced the development of an in-wheel motor for EVs on September 30, 2021.

Hitachi adopted the “direct-drive system,” a drive mechanism for EVs in which the torque of the electric “in-wheel” motor installed inside an EV’s wheel is directly transmitted to the wheel.

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