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August 02, 2015 1:29 PM ET

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Company Overview of Protean Electric Limited

Company Overview

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...


Unit 10B

Coxbridge Business Park

Alton Road

Farnham,  GU10 5EH

United Kingdom

Founded in 2008


44 1252 741800


44 1252 741801

Key Executives for Protean Electric Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Protean Holdings
Managing Partner
Age: 53
Director of Finance and Information Technology
General Partner
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Protean Electric Limited Key Developments

Protean Electric Announces Partnership to Develop In-Wheel Motor Propulsion System with FAW-VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD

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.

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