Protean, one of the persistent innovators focusing on in-wheel motor technology, has been purchased by China's NEVS, which owns the remains of Saab.
Even supercar maker Lamborghini may go electric, and it's a very cool concept
Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history. Unveiled at Lamborghini's home base in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept is the product of a...Mark Stevenson
VW's Chinese Partner Signs Deal With Protean For Wheel Motors
FAW-Volkswgaen's new electric car will use Protean in-wheel motors.Stephen Edelstein
In-Wheel Motor Electric Ford Fiesta Previews Future Urban Vehicles
When automakers test prototypes and new technologies, it's often done under the skin of an existing vehicle--partly to save costs, partly to avoid the gaze of prying spy photographers. That's why the Ford Fiesta you see here looks nothing special, save for some basic wheels and its not-for-U.S...Antony Ingram
Protean Launches Production In-Wheel Electric Motor
The benefits for dedicating an electric motor to each wheel of a vehicle were clear to see in Drive's recent video of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive. Make those motors in-wheel units, and in theory you get even more benefits. It's a design that in-wheel motor company Protean has been...Antony Ingram
Protean 'Inside-Out' Wheel Motor Design: A Company To Watch?
Starting a company to build electric cars is tough, as Tesla, Fisker, and others have found out. Building electric motors is tough, too. It's tougher yet if you intend to turn the traditional design inside out, and build big, powerful, slim wheel motors to be used in large sedans, full-size pickup...John Voelcker
The name Porsche has traditionally been associated with fast, rear-engine sports cars, and more recently with fast heavy SUVs and fast heavy four-door luxury sedans. But it all goes back to pioneering engineer Ferdinand Porsche. He also designed the prototype for what became the Volkswagen Beetle, and would found Porsche AG after World War II. Designing the first hybrid Porsche's role in creating what is acknowledged to be the first functional hybrid-electric vehicle in the world is now getting more attention, since virtually every automaker is working on hybrids--including Porsche itself...