Protean Electric, a global electric drive technology company, will feature its ProteanDRIVE® in-wheel motors on two vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2017, the largest automotive trade show in the world, establishing itself as the commercial leader of in-wheel electric drive solutions in the automotive industry.
The expected one million visitors to the 17th International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai this April will be able to view the company’s 18 inch ProteanDRIVE® product on a BJ80 PHEV being shown by Beijing Automotive, and on a London Taxi EV Demonstrator being shown by VIE Science and Technology.
Both exhibits are part of Protean Electric’s long term strategic and product development partnerships with Beijing Automotive and VIE Science and Technology.
China Engineering Sciences Academic and world-renowned vehicle dynamics expert, Professor Guo Kong-hui, exclaimed when he rode on the BJ80 PHEV last year, “This pioneering demonstrator has combined a traditional powertrain with in-wheel motors. The integration has solved a few vehicle control challenges and is a world-first in applying distributed traction control on SUV. I look forward to the commercialization of this technology.”
KY Chan, CEO of Protean Electric said, “Auto Shanghai is recognized as a must-see industry event to witness innovation in action. Having our ProteanDRIVE® in-wheel motors featured on multiple vehicles is not only a strong confirmation of our development strategy but also the growing acceptance and importance of in-wheel motors in the automotive market.”
Wang Zhang, Party Secretary and President of BAIC Group SUV Business Segment said, ”Our partnership with Protean Electric on this in-wheel motor driven BJ80 PHEV demonstrates our leadership in developing innovative new energy vehicles.”
Leal Jiang Chen, President of VIE Group commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate our technological capabilities and partnership with Protean Electric on such an iconic vehicle, a London Taxi, and at such an important global exhibition.”
About Protean and the ProteanDRIVE® In-wheel Electric-drive Solution
Protean Electric is a leading electric drive 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.
Protean maintains operations in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and the United States, and has a manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. For more information, visit www.proteanelectric.com.
VIE (SZSE: 002590) is a leading automotive parts supplier in R&D, manufacturing and sales of automotive chassis control system for both passenger and commercial vehicle. VIE products include the front and rear suspension system, vehicle electronics control system, pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems, clutch operating system and engineering plastic parts. VIE has recently broadened into wireless charging, ADAS and electric motor brakes. http://www.vie.com.cn/en
About Beijing Automotive Group
Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC Group) is a Top 5 automotive groups in China. Its headquarters is located in Beijing and its Turin Styling Center in Italy, BAIC Group has production bases across China. BAIC Group currently has around 110,000 employees. It has the most comprehensive portfolio of products, covering a full range from passenger to commercial vehicles. BAIC Group ranks No. 160 in the Fortune Global 500 in 2016. http://en.baicgroup.com.cn/
Jiaxin Liu, Marcom & Corporate Development Manager
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