Company Overview of Protean Electric Limited
Protean Electric Limited, a clean technology company, designs, develops, and manufactures an in-wheel electric motor direct drive system for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric light-duty vehicles. The company offers Protean Drive, an integrated direct-drive solution that combines in-wheel motors with an integrated inverter, control electronics, and software. Its system is designed for a range of new and existing vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, commercial vans, and other vehicles with wheels. The company’s system is used in pure electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, or hybrid applications. It serves vehicle manufacturers and tier 1 customers. Protean Electric Limite...
Coxbridge Business Park
Farnham, GU10 5EH
Founded in 2008
Key Executives for Protean Electric Limited
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Protean Holdings
Director of Finance and Information Technology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
Protean Electric Limited Key Developments
Protean Electric Announces Partnership to Develop In-Wheel Motor Propulsion System with FAW-VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD
Dec 12 13
Protean Electric announced its partnership with FAW-VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD. (FAW-VW) to develop an all new electric propulsion system that will include Protean Electric's Protean Drive(TM) with intent towards a demonstration vehicle program and production. FAW-VW will create an all-new rear-wheel drivetrain for a pure Electric Vehicle (EV) based on the new Bora compact sedan, utilizing two Protean in-wheel motors. This cooperation began several months ago and so all bench testing, engineering calibration and on site application support is expected to be completed within a year. Protean Electric will also assist FAW-VW in the development of safety and vehicle controls that can be applied to additional vehicle programs. The motors reside in the space behind the wheel, producing torque and power exactly where and when drivers need it. Protean's new production motor provides the torque and power density of any leading electric propulsion system. Each in-wheel motor comes with its own power and control electronics packaged inside the motor, which communicates with the vehicle by utilizing a common vehicle control system. Features of Protean's in-wheel motors include: 75 kW (100 hp) peak power. Torque density of any of today's leading electric drive systems. Mass of only 34 kg (75 lbs.) per motor. Power and control electronics packaged inside the motor. Superior regenerative braking capabilities, which allow up to 85% of the available kinetic energy to be recovered during braking. Fits within a conventional 18 road wheel. In addition, Protean has developed multiple vehicles with various global OEMs for demonstration in the US, Europe and China. Protean has been awarded 33 patents for its unique technology and design, with 101 additional international patent applications pending.
Protean Electric Ltd. Unveils Production in-Wheel Electric Drive System
Apr 16 13
Protean Electric Ltd. announced the debut of its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Protean's in-wheel electric drive system is technology that is an integral part of a hybrid powertrain system when paired with a traditional internal combustion engine. It is also powerful enough to be the only source of traction drive in electric vehicles. The motors reside in the space behind the wheel, producing torque and power exactly where and when drivers need it. Protean's new production motor provides a 25% increase in peak torque compared with the previous generation's design and can deliver 1,000 Nm (735 lb.-ft.) and 75 kW (100 hp). Features of Protean's in-wheel motors include: high torque density of any of today's leading electric drive systems; 75 kW (100 hp) peak power and 1,000 Nm (735 lb.-ft.) peak torque in each motor; mass of only 31 kg (68 lbs.) per motor; fuel economy improvements up to 30% in hybrid configurations, as compared to the existing vehicle, depending on battery size; superior regenerative braking capabilities, which allow up to 85% of the available kinetic energy to be recovered during braking. In addition, the company has developed multiple demonstration vehicles, including a Vauxhall Vivaro cargo van, Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group (GAC) Trumpchi sedan, a Ford F150 pick-up truck, and BRABUS full electric and hybrid vehicles, based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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