Protean & FAWVW To Bring InWheel Electric Motor Tech To A 100% Electric Car − — Volkswagen Bora sedan

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Protean #038; FAW-VW To In-Wheel Electric Motor To A 100% Electric Car

I covered electric motor startup back in October 2012. it takes a while for a company to get but Protean recently announced pretty big news. It has partnered AUTOMOTIVE CO. LTD. “to develop an all new propulsion system that include Protean Electric’s Protean Drive™ with towards a demonstration vehicle and production.”

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The partnership has been in the works for a and it looks like protean and have made some progress. “FAW-VW will an all-new rear-wheel drivetrain for a Electric Vehicle (EV) on the new Bora compact sedan, two Protean in-wheel motors. cooperation began several ago and so all bench testing, engineering and on site application support is to be completed within a year. Electric will also FAW-VW in the development of safety and controls that can be applied to vehicle programs.”

As commenters have noted in the hub motors are not new… even if are not (yet) in our cars. There are key benefits to this type of such as much greater economy. In-wheel motors offers the potential for great capture via regenerative braking; can rather easily be used in they are quite simple; and offer greater and more control. These in-wheel motors also offer space within the body of the car for to play with and make use of.

One downside includes potential drawbacks (due to high weight), but Protean seems it has solutions to that… and has had them for a time. It claims that bringing up this “potential are completely ignorant of what has done to solve for that details of which have posted on its site for years. Another downside is that the motors are in a secure place in the vehicle, but can reportedly be addressed as well certain design solutions. And one potential drawback is that two electric motors in the car instead of one is to be more costly… but that be made up for by the other benefits.

in 2012, I quoted Protean as “Protean Drive™ also has regenerative braking capabilities, allow up to 85 percent of the available energy to be recovered during This can increase driving up to 30 percent and contribute to the reduction of size and cost.”

Well, it seems that has faith in the technology and is satisfied the improvements Protean brings to the (By the way, if you’re curious to more about FAW-VW, the snapshot: “founded in 1991 and is a joint venture between FAW Corporation, a Chinese state-owned manufacturing company and Volkswagen headquarters of FAW-VW is located in the section of Changchun, Jilin

Back when I covered in 2012, the company had written, “Prototype will begin in early with volume production in out of Protean’s new manufacturing facility in China.” It looks like is still the schedule.

To learn more, watch the and look at the specs below, or head on over to the Protean .

Here are more details on Protean is offering, via the recent release :

The motors reside in the behind the wheel, producing and power exactly where and drivers need it. Protean’s new motor provides the highest and power density of any leading propulsion system. Each motor comes with its own and control electronics packaged the motor, which communicates the vehicle by utilizing a common control system.


Features of Protean’s in-wheel include:

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75 kW (100 hp) peak

Highest torque density of any of leading electric drive

Mass of only 34 kg (75 lbs.) per

Power and control electronics inside the motor

Superior braking capabilities, which up to 85 percent of the available kinetic to be recovered during braking

within a conventional 18” road

In addition, Protean has developed vehicles with various OEMs for demonstration in the US, Europe and

Protean has been awarded 33 for its unique technology and design, 101 additional international patent pending. Protean has won the prestigious Technology Pioneers Award the World Economic Forum and recognition from  Car and Driver as one of the ten most promising technologies for

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