Tierr@_de_N@die: More than 130 horsepower in each wheel sounds quite thrilling. But still some problems to deal with before the arrival of this "full of possibilities" technology to mass production.
Their benefits include simpler packaging and more interior or cargo space for the vehicle. They could help make vehicles lighter, and lower the center of mass. There are also potential efficiency gains, too, and traction and stability systems have the potential to become more precise in the way that they modulate power on a wheel-by-wheel basis.
Source (www2.greencarreports.com): Motor supplier sees mass-produced in-wheel motors around 2023