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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.
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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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Wrightspeed Promotes ‘The Route’ Plug-In

March 30, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Unique, CNG Version Will Be Shown in Long Beach

San Jose-based Wrightspeed is preparing a CNG-fueled Isuzu NPR HD with plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain for display at ACT Expo in Southern California in mid-May.

Wrightspeed’s plug-in hybrid electric drive offers payback in just three to five years based on fuel-savings alone — a time span that’s dropping as fuel prices rise.
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