Protean Electric selected to showcase in-wheel motor technology at CoMotion LA

  • Protean selected for the CoMotion LA show by Connected Places Catapult
  • Event is one of the most important urban mobility conferences in the US
  • Protean will present its in-wheel motor technology to decision makers from transportation departments across the USA

Protean Electric has been selected to participate in a UK trade mission to CoMotion LA, one of the biggest and most influential urban mobility conferences in the US. The event, from 13 – 15 November, will give Protean’s team the chance to meet, present, and pitch its solutions to decision makers from transportation departments from across North America.

Protean Electric is an automotive technology innovator, and a world-leading developer of ProteanDrive in-wheel motors, ready for volume application in passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, modern last-mile transportation solutions and autonomous mobility pods.

Protean was selected by the trade mission’s organisers, Connected Places Catapult, the Department for International Trade, and the UK Science & Innovation Network, to take part along with other SMEs developing products for the intelligent mobility sector. The trade mission aims to help the selected companies to expand into new markets by enabling them to showcase their technologies to a global audience.

The opportunity follows Protean’s selection for the Wayra Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme, in partnership with Connected Places Catapult, which gives the business six months of development opportunities, including access to networks of like-minded partners, government agencies, customers and corporations.

CoMotion LA anticipates attracting over 5000 guests from the changing urban mobility market to this year’s event. Protean Electric will have the opportunity to meet global policymakers, key industry firms, governments, and councils such as Boeing, CalTrans, Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility, AECOM, Los Angeles World Airports etc.

The programme will also provide Protean with access to a private workshop with key regional and national stakeholders and to contribute to a UK delegation showcase at CoMotion LA.

Ben Boycott, Chief Commercial Officer at Protean Electric, said: “As society and policy makers worldwide look increasingly to new business models in mobility, we are delighted to present our innovative technologies to new audiences and decision makers.

“Our selection by the UK trade mission to CoMotion LA will be a great opportunity to meet some of the wider mobility ecosystem in the US, and we’re grateful to the organisers for offering us this opportunity. We look forward to raising awareness of the benefits of our in-wheel motor technology, and to extending our reach into wider networks.”

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About Protean Electric

Protean Electric is an automotive technology innovator, and a world-leading developer of in-wheel motors including ProteanDrive, a fully integrated in-wheel drive solution. Protean Electric’s technology is strategically positioned to play a major role in the hybrid, electric vehicle and future mobility market by offering a combination of packaging advantages, new vehicle design opportunities, performance benefits and earnings improvements. Globally Protean Electric has 160 patents across 75 patent families with operations in the United Kingdom, China and the USA. It is a subsidiary of National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and part of Evergrande Health’s ‘New Energy Vehicle’ Group.


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