- 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. Prototype manufacturing will begin in early 2013 with volume production in 2014, out of Protean’s new manufacturing facility in Liyang, China.
- 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 NEWSAUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Protean Electric is continuing its outreach as the global leader of advanced in-wheel electric drive by recently concluding a series of meetings with several US governmental agencies. The goal was to inform and educate various key stakeholders on Protean Electric’s automotive technology as an electric propulsion system that is on a path to commercialization. The agencies included California Air Resources Board (CARB), California Energy Commission (CEC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)