Demonstration Vehicles

C-Segment VW Golf PHEV (2015)

  • Two Protean Drive® motors
  • Pure EV driving range >50km
  • Combined CO2 <40g/km
  • Combined range >900km
  • Maximum speed 190km/h
  • 0-100 mph in 7 seconds
BRABUS EV based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

  • All new EV system developed to demonstrate a peak combined 320 kW (430 hp) and 3,200 Nm (2,350 lb-ft) torque
  • Debuted on the Brabus stand at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
  • All electric power using four direct-drive Protean Electric motors, one in each wheel
BRABUS Hybrid based on Mercedes-Benz E-Class

  • Diesel engine rear-wheel-drive vehicle with Protean Drive® also powering the rear wheels
  • Debuted on the Brabus stand at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
  • Match-funded German government program for the conversion of Mercedes E-Class taxis.
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 7.4 seconds and 60-120 kph (37-75 mph) in 5.6 seconds
Vauxhall Vivaro PHEV (2010)

  • FWD diesel powertrain
  • Two Protean Drive® motors in the rear
  • PHEV – 55 miles pure electric range
  • Driver may select the EV or hybrid drive mode
  • The Vauxhall Vivaro PHEV can achieve an effective 60% fuel economy improvement in charge-depleting mode (electricity + diesel) as compared to charge-sustaining mode (diesel only)
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. (GAC)
Trumpchi EV (2010)

  • Two Protean Drive® motors in the rear
  • RWD battery EV
  • Debut in December 2010 at China’s Guangzhou International Motor Show
Ford F-150 EV (2008)

  • Four Protean Drive® motors
  • One motor at each wheel
  • AWD battery EV
  • Electric truck with over 7,000 lb GVW
  • IC engine removed
Volvo C30 Series HEV (2007)

  • Four Protean Drive® motors
  • One motor at each wheel
  • AWD battery EV
  • 0-60 mph in 5 seconds