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Protean Wheel Motors for VW-FAW

December 16, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘All-New Rear-Wheel Drivetrain’ for a Battery EV Based on the Bora

Michigan’s Protean Electric has disclosed a partnership with China’s FAW-Volkswagen Automotive to supply its Protean Drive wheel motors for a new battery electric vehicle.

Protean’s Production Motor at SAE

April 16, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Latest In-Wheel Unit Has 25% More Torque than Its Predecessors

Michigan’s Protean Electric unveiled its production in-wheel motor for electric drive vehicles at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit today. Protean claims the highest torque density of any of today’s leading electric drive systems.

Protean Trumpets China Manufacturing

July 10, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding of $84 Million for Wheel Motor Systems in Liyang

Protean Electric announced $84 million in new funding to set up manufacturing of its wheel motor systems in Liyang, Jiangsu, China.

Protean Shows Wheel Motor Hybrid

April 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Brabus ‘Technology Project Hybrid’ Shown at SAE in Detroit,
Where a Stable of Global Production Partners Was Announced

Protean Electric’s wheel-motor design for hybrid electric vehicles was shown at the SAE World Congress in a Brabus sedan based on a diesel-fueled Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The Michigan firm also took the occasion of SAE to announce a new stable of global production partners “to accelerate its in-wheel electric drive systems to market in high-volume production.”

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