Protean Electric Ltd

Protean Electric Ltd

Protean Electric is a leading clean technology company that designs, develops and manufactures ProteanDRIVE® in-wheel motors, a fully integrated in-wheel drive solution. Protean Electric's technology is strategically positioned to play a major role in the hybrid and electric vehicle market by offering a combination of packaging advantages, new vehicle design opportunities, performance benefits and cost savings.
Using a scalable and patented sub-motor architecture, ProteanDRIVE® products are today designed to fit inside 16" or 18" wheel rims, and provide the power and torque required to propel hybrid and electric vehicles from A-segment all the way to light commercial categories.
Protean maintains Operations in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and the United States, and a manufacturing plant at Tianjin, China. For more information, visit External Link.
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8 Jun 2023

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2024-2034

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson and Shazan Siddiqi
13 Aug 2021

Robot Shuttle Leaders Shoot Ahead

Local Motors with its Olli robot shuttle is progressing at a furious pace making others look - well - pedestrian. IDTechEx reports predicted the progress in the industry and the latest one, "Robot Shuttles for Smart Cities 2021-2041" roadmaps a lot more that will come from the Teslas of this industry.
5 Aug 2021

Protean Electric

Protean are specialists in the design, manufacturing and application of in-wheel motors. IDTechEx interviewed Protean in April 2020. In July 2021, IDTechEx carried out a new interview to see how Protean had faired and how the landscape for in-wheel motors has evolved.
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21 Jun 2021

Elaphe (2021)

2 Apr 2020

Protean Electric

Protean are specialists in the design, manufacture and application of in-wheel motors. Their technology allows for the entire drive and brake unit to be housed inside the wheel along with associated electronics. With the technology demonstrated, the challenge is to see a greater adoption across the electric vehicle market.
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15 Aug 2019

In-Wheel Motors for Electric Vehicles Evolving Fast

Electric motor drive is key to all electric vehicles and it is taking new forms. See IDTechEx report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2019-2029".
27 Jun 2019

Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3

New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
16 Nov 2017

In-Wheel Motors: When, Where, Why?

Protean Electric, United States
15 May 2017

Electric Vehicle News from IDTechEx Show! Berlin May 2017

The successful "IDTechEx Show!" in Berlin with nearly 3000 paying delegates, nine parallel conferences, 25 masterclasses and a large exhibition had a huge amount for the electric vehicle enthusiast.
10 May 2017

In Wheel Motors At The Brink Of Mainstream Adoption

Protean Electric, United Kingdom
15 Jul 2016

Wireless in-wheel motors

IDTechEx comments on research presented by the University of Tokyo and NSK at EVS29, June 2016.
15 Apr 2016

Seeing the future of electric motors for electric vehicles

This article shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx Research report, Electric Vehicle Traction Motors, Belt Driven & Integrated Starter Generators 2016-2026. It is no longer contentious to say that the future of land, water and air vehicles is to be more and more electric.
5 Oct 2014

In-Wheel Electric Motors Take Off

For many years the EV has been typically considered to be a box for people to sit in with a box inside called the battery that is a very limiting factor and an electric motor driving the wheels directly or in parallel with a gasoline engine. The radical approach of a motor in two or more wheels is gaining favour in a steadily increasing minority of cases to save space and improve performance cost and suspension challenges are being tackled.
17 Dec 2013

Protean Electric partners with FAW-Volkswagen Automotive

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) will create an all-new rear-wheel drivetrain for a pure Electric Vehicle (EV) based on the new Bora compact sedan, utilizing two Protean Electric's in-wheel motors.
5 Jul 2013

The light industrial & commercial EV business will exceed $20b by 2023

IDTechEx projects that 119,000 electric taxis will be sold giving a $1.8 billion global market. Most of the commercial electric vehicles, including the taxis, are and will be pure electric. That will even be true of large commercial vehicles, notably e-buses, set to exceed a $20 billion market as early as 2018 and dominated by demand in China.
3 May 2013

Electric vehicles conference London: report

The conference "Electric Vehicles - Overcoming Barriers, Driving Adoption Conference" could have been more pithily named "Commercial and Private Electric Vehicles" for that was the focus, from incentives to user experience and technical improvements planned.
17 Jul 2012

Protean Electric to produce in-wheel electric drive systems in China

Protean Electric, the global leader in the development and commercialization of in-wheel electric drive systems, has received $84 million in new funding from GSR Ventures, New Times Group, Oak Investment Partners and the city of Liyang, Jiangsu Province, China. This capital will be used to bring Protean's breakthrough electric drive technology to production by establishing manufacturing facilities in Liyang.
11 Oct 2011

Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

In this article we share some of our research for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022.
6 Oct 2011

Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

In this article we share some of our research for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022.
18 Feb 2011

In-wheel electric motors gain market share

In-wheel motors were popular in cars over 100 years ago because they did not intrude into passenger space. An example is shown below. However, they were expensive and they adversely affected the ride and steering. One motor seizing could sometimes lock a wheel.