ProteanDrive

Our ProteanDrive in-wheel technology offers high power and torque density. Designed to maximise efficiency and simplify the vehicle production process, all of our models are in-wheel motors with integrated power electronics and digital control, packaged with a compatible friction brake.

ProteanDrive delivers functionality including torque vectoring and 90 degree turn radius, combined with a digital control platform that supports a range of AI and cloud based services including autonomous EV sensors, digital ABS, vehicle diagnostics and road condition data.

Models

Pd18

Pd16

Peak Torque

Peak Power

Max Speed

225 km/h or 140 mph

150 km/h or 93 mph

Motor Weight

36 kg

28 kg

Continuous Power

Vehicle Weight

Vehicles <4,500kg / 10,000 lb

Vehicles <3,200 kg / 7,050 lb

Total Wheel Power

Vehicle Types

How it works

Standard Wheel & Tire
Rotor
Bearing
Stator
Capacitor Ring
Power Electronics
Protective Cover
Brake Caliper
Brake Disc

How it integrates

Pd18

In-wheel motor

Pd18

Wheel and tire

Pd16
In-wheel motor
Pd16
Wheel and tire

Protean360+

Advanced electric-drive corner module designed for next-generation urban mobility pods.

Transport-as-a-Service urban mobility is gaining momentum, and with it the need for a new class of urban transport vehicles. Whether shared or private, for passengers or goods deliveries, human-driven or autonomous, these new vehicles will require new technologies to be fit for purpose. The Protean360+ corner module was borne from our team’s innovative thinking about how to meet the requirements for these next-generation urban vehicles.

  • Limitless 360-degree-and-beyond steering provides exceptional vehicle manoeuvrability
  • Pneumatic ride-height control enables ‘kneeling’ for stepless kerb-to-vehicle access
  • Patent-pending quad-pivot lower wishbone design allows ultra-compact suspension setup
  • Fully integrated in-wheel motor delivers power with maximum efficiency
  • Module enables front, rear and side access into vehicles
  • Single module design is common across all four corners of the vehicle

View the Protean360+ Fact Sheet

Accelerate the urban mobility revolution with Protean360+

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From Theory To Reality

At our Tianjin manufacturing centre we have moved beyond development and testing to define and prove the process for mass production.

Solution Development

Our engineering capability covers the full development of an in-wheel motor solution for all vehicle applications.

Services we offer include:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Control System Supply and Calibration
  • Brake Supply
  • Integration Services
  • Calibration
  • Testing
  • Complete Demo Vehicle Build
  • Vehicle Simulation
  • Dyno Facilities

Our whole development process strictly follows ISO26262 Functional Safety requirements. We ensure that our motors operate safely on a vehicle, and as such we will ensure that ProteanDrive integrates into the Functional Safety architecture of our customer’s vehicles.