- OUR COMPANY
Protean Electric is an award-winning technology company that has developed an in-wheel electric drive system for hybrid,
plug-in hybrid and battery electric light-duty vehicles. The Protean Drive™ system can improve vehicle fuel economy, add torque, increase power and enable improved vehicle handling to both new and existing vehicles.
- OUR TECHNOLOGY
Protean Drive™ is a fully integrated, direct-drive solution. We started with a clean sheet of paper and turned the motor inside out. With the rotor on the outside and the stator on the inside, we package the power electronics and controls inside the motor. This unique design combined with a series of patented design features allows Protean Drive to provide exceptional torque and power in a very small package.
- CUSTOMER CENTER
RECENT PROJECTSProtean Electric and BRABUS, the highly acclaimed automobile tuner, partnered to produce the BRABUS Hybrid. Powering the rear wheels in combination with the internal combustion engine, the Protean Electric in-wheel motors each add 80 kW (110 hp) and 800 Nm (590 ft.-lbs.) of peak torque. This gives the sedan a combined electric motor and internal combustion engine acceleration of 0-100 km/hr (0-62 mph) in 7.4 seconds and a combined electric motor and internal combustion engine acceleration of 60-120 km/hr (37-75 mph) of 5.6 seconds.
- MEDIA CENTER
LATEST NEWSDETROIT —Protean Electric, the global leader of advanced in-wheel electric drive, today announces a technical presentation on the advancement and commercialization of in-wheel motors at the 2014 SAE All-Wheel Drive that convenes industry experts, suppliers, and other key stakeholders to assess the factors influencing the development of all-wheel drive systems and the journey to meet 2025 regulations. The SAE AWD event is being held in Plymouth, Michigan at the Inn at St. John’s, from October 14-16, 2014.