Protean Electric, an automotive technology company and the world leader of in-wheel motors, was featured in the 11 October, 2017 issue of AUTOCAR headlined “In-wheel electric motor due next year.”
Protean’s Gabriel Donaldson discusses the differences and benefits of a self-contained drive system versus traditional electric drivetrain, and the production roll-out for 2018.
Self-contained and weighing in at 72kg per wheel, the ProteanDrive system offers the following benefits:
• Weight savings
• Space savings
• Reduced friction
• Free up cabin space
Donaldson also explained, “it can be used for two-wheel-drive EVs to hybridise an existing vehicle or to convert a two-wheel-drive vehicle to four-wheel-drive.”
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