So far, no vehicle apart from concepts has adopted the idea. But the Israeli startup REE seems to intend to change that. And to compete with VW at the same time.
The company has presented a concept that has no fancy name, such as Active Wheel or ProteanDrive. Or any name at all, for the record. Its website is difficult to navigate and to find any sort of information or pictures apart from the ones published by other websites. This info, a few pictures, and the video below are what led us to try to dig a little deeper.
Apparently, REE's wheel is not exactly an in-wheel system. It seems to place the rim as the sole moving piece of its system and to have an independent unit that concentrates not only the electric motor and the suspension but also the steering.
Another video shows the alleged EV solution getting disassembled and put together again. Check it out below: