An innovation from TU Wien brings significant advantages for electric vehicles and many other uses: The electric planet motor integrates motor and gear unit, while being space-saving, failure-resistant and energy-efficient. It is now being presented at the Hannover Messe 2017. The electric motor is a tried-and-tested concept. This, however, does not mean that there is no more space for revolutionary improvements. Usually, motor and gearbox are two separate functional units.