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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.

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.”

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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