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 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.
Full profile interview: SWOT
21 Jun 2021
Full profile interview
2 Apr 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.