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VW ID.3 Electric Motor Is So Compact That It Fits In A Sports Bag

• https://insideevs.com, by MARK KANE

Volkswagen recently showed an electric motor, the first in a family, compact enough to fit in a sports bag, despite delivering more than 200 horsepower. That's the beauty of an electric drive.

" It's not only less complex than a conventional petrol or diesel engine, but also compact enough to fit in a sports bag."

This particular drive unit, produced by Volkswagen Group Components, is called the APP 310 electric drive and will be used in the all-new Volkswagen ID.3 model.

Volkswagen explains that "the designation "APP" derives from the arrangement of the drive and the gearbox in parallel with the axle", while 310 is torque value.

APP 310 electric drive for modular electric drive matrix (MEB):

single-speed

150 kW (200 PS) of peak power

310 Nm of peak torque

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