Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly common sight for most people. Whether it’s seeing a shiny new Tesla drive down the road, or hopping on a light rail train or renting an electric 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 rotate, to end up being useful generally in most vehicles, they want a gear reduction gadget. I’d call it a tranny, but generally, these gearboxes just have one quickness. This takes the 10,000 rpm from a drive motor and reduces the velocity at the tires while multiplying torque.

What if there have been a engine that didn’t have to spin as fast as that to create enough usable power and torque to drive a car? If that existed, you could modify all sorts of reasons for having electric car design. If you didn’t require a gearbox, you would save a good-size chunk of weight and, maybe even more crucially, space.

With that space, you could gear reduction motor 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.