Automotive Technology Pioneers
We are an automotive technology firm with over 100 talented people globally.
Our fresh approach is the catalyst for vehicle design revolution, and our mission is to drive sustainable transport through innovation. We are the imagination behind vehicles that travel further, perform better and use fewer components.
Born out of a business focused on motor development for over five decades, we were founded in 2008 to focus on our first product, the ProteanDrive in-wheel motor.
Today we are the in-wheel motor technology world leader. We have spent ten years and over 1 million hours developing our technology. So far we’ve travelled over 2 million kilometres on our quest – more than 675,000 of those beyond the laboratory in 31 different types of vehicle.
Built on a track record of innovation, we’ve come a long way to help create the clean vehicles of tomorrow. With over 160 patents, and 150 pending, numerous inventions and more great ideas, this is only the start of our journey.
A Business Built On Innovation
From inception, our aim has been to create an in-wheel motor with integrated power electronics and digital control, that can be packaged with a brake as a single product. Believing that this was the very best motor solution, we created a working environment with the freedom to express ideas and develop new technologies.
Today our original approach remains true. All of our ideas are forged around a cycle of continuous development, testing and improvement. Our current technologies encompass the motor, inverter design, and the use of in-wheel motors. To date our development process has produced over 160 patents and multiple invention families with many more planned for the future.
1st Generation Motor
Demonstrate 1st ever Ford F-150 EV using Pd18
2nd Generation Motor (800 Nm)
GAC shows Pd18 EV at Guangzhou International motor show
1st Friction Brake designed to package in motor
Brabus shows Pd18 EV and Hybrid at Frankfurt International Autoshow
Technology Pioneer Award, World Economic Forum
3rd Generation Motor (1,000 Nm)
25th Patent Awarded
50th Patent Awarded
4th Generation Motor (1,250 Nm)
First Customer Durability Tests Finished
100th Patent Awarded
BAIC and VIE show Pd18 EV and Hybrid at Auto Shanghai
Tianjin Pilot Production Launched
Acquired by NEVS/Evergrande
First major vehicle programme
Be The Future Of Sustainable Transport
We believe that freedom of ideas, integrity of response, desire to improve, and collaborative thinking drive innovation. Joining Protean means working with talented experts across the organisation who value your ideas, empower you to make a difference, and encourage you to challenge yourself and others.
Working with us is your opportunity to become an expert in your field and to join us in setting world class standards in design and production quality.
Diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our approach. Our team is diverse but we all share a common belief in driving sustainable transport through innovation.
We are always interested in connecting with world-class talent. We offer unique opportunities for the right people to be at the very forefront of electric vehicle technology.
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