Elaphe: In-wheel Motors to Increase Drive Cycle Efficiency IDTechEx caught up with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, an electric motor manufacturer for electric vehicles based in Slovenia. Elaphe has deep expertise across all motor technologies, but today is best known for its direct-drive in-wheel motor solutions. IDTechEx learned that Elaphe is at the start of an anticipated high growth phase, with plans to bring a highly efficient in-wheel motor solution to the market as automakers look to lessen their reliance on expensive batteries. Elaphe: In-wheel Motors to Increase Drive Cycle Efficiency