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NTN Begins Testing Compact EV Equipped with the In-Wheel Motor in France.

Tokyo, July 12, 2012 - (JCN) - NTN Corporation will begin demonstration tests of a two-seater compact EV equipped with the "In-Wheel Motor System for Compact EVs" in Annecy, France.

Demonstration tests of the technology began last year with the cooperation of Shizuoka Prefecture and Iwata City in Shizuoka Prefecture, and this year, a demonstration test of a two-seater compact EV equipped with the "In-Wheel Motor System for Compact EVs" will begin in France.

The in-wheel motor system features a motor mounted directly within the wheel, which allows more effective useof free space and greater design flexibility for vehicles.

The "In-wheel Motor System for Compact EVs" is an EV system product that has been reduced to such a size and weight that the hub bearing, reducer and motor that make up the in-wheel motor have been mounted within the wheel, and includes a control system consisting of an inverter.

EVs are expected to play a major role in local communities as they are ideal for driving short distances, including shopping and commuting, and are easy to getin and out of, which means that are suited to users of advanced age.

By starting demonstration tests in the European market, where the popularity of EVs continues to rise, NTN will be able to focus on faster development of EV system products globally, and also on further activities into the future to increase the spread of next-generation EVs.

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