We are the world leader of in-wheel motor
technology for passenger cars, light commercial
vehicles and future transport solutions

A Better Way To Travel

Our innovative in-wheel motor technology generates power directly in a vehicle’s wheels.

The electric vehicle revolution has grown out of conventional vehicle design. It made sense to start the shift to electric power with traditional single, central motor and drivetrain technologies. But electric power creates opportunities to innovate.

By moving power to the wheel, we have created a technological leap forward. In-wheel motors, also known as hub motors, give drivers improved torque response, enhanced handling, faster acceleration, less charging and greater range.

Our ProteanDrive in-wheel motors have integrated power electronics and digital control. Direct drive means no gears are required, and by partnering with leading brake system experts we have developed friction brakes that suit any type of vehicle.

Delivering Unique Benefits For Electric Vehicles

Drive Longer

In-wheel motors remove efficiency losses associated with gear, differential and CV joints situated around the vehicle. Total vehicle weight is also reduced.

This means:

  • Greater range
  • Reduced running costs
  • Lower charge frequency

Better Handling

Individual wheel motors provide torque
distribution to different wheels (torque

This means:

  • Improved driver handling
  • Enhanced stability and control
  • Improved traction control
  • Shorter stopping distances

Creative Freedom

In-wheel motors revolutionize car design. No requirement for existing driveline components means vehicle design can unlock opportunities for new services and revenue

This means:

  • Flexible vehicle design
  • Flexible manufacturing process
  • Simpler development of hybrids

Production Efficiency

In-wheel motors with integrated inverters do not require a gear, differential, drive-shafts or external drive electronics.

This means:

  • Comparable system cost
  • Reduced development cost
  • Lower manufacturing cost
  • More opportunity for modularity