In Wheel Motors At The Brink Of Mainstream Adoption (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. Europe 2017)

Mr Andrew Whitehead, Chief Commercial Officer & UK Managing Director
Protean Electric
United Kingdom


Europe 2017 Audio Presentation - Protean Electric*

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Presentation Summary

The concept of an in-wheel motor was first demonstrated by Ferdinand Porsche in 1898 but not until today have the correct conditions existed in the Mobility Industry for Porsche's dream to become a reality. Today's demands for Electric Drive solutions to reduce energy consumption, invigorate the driving experience and provide vehicle designers with freedom innovate provide the market requirements which are matched to the benefits of in-wheel motors. Protean Electric's pioneering design along with its tenacious and rigorous development process can now realize an in-wheel motor product to match these market needs. In this presentation Protean Electric will highlight how its products are leading the charge of mainstream adoption of in-wheel motors.

Speaker Biography (Andrew Whitehead)

Andrew is the Chief Commercial Officer and UK Managing Director and is responsible for driving rapid growth global revenue and promoting excellence and efficiency in the UK Engineering Center. Since joining Protean in early 2009 Andrew has held a number of positions within the Applications and Business Development functions and has been instrumental in securing customer contracts and industry partners.
Andrew's career before joining Protean was in the Motor racing Industry where he held Engineering and Managerial positions in a number of firms focused on Motor racing engine design and development. This culminated in Andrew becoming a key member of Honda's F1 Engine Program, leading complex, multinational design and development projects delivering tangible performance gains.
Andrew graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2000 with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

Company Profile (Protean Electric Ltd)

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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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