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In-Wheel Electric Drive

We ve covered the idea of in-wheel drive or electric motors before. Clearly, there isn t a lot of in this space. But I think is a super interesting cleantech with a lot of potential. Reposted Electric Love. here s a betting its money (and of millions of dollars from on in-wheel electric drive :

vehicles are very different gasoline-powered vehicles, as we all know. But one thing about electric that might not have your mind is that the of an EV could potentially receive power directly from motors.

Protean Electric. which has tens of millions of dollars Chinese and US investors, is reportedly on building a manufacturing facility in for such a technology.

Notably, Electric s CEO is a certain Bob Purcell “father” of the EV-1 (the first modern electric at his former employer, General (GM).

The Protean Drive™ can improve vehicle fuel add torque, increase power and improved vehicle handling to new and existing vehicles, Protean

The direct-drive configuration reduces count, complexity and cost, so is no need to integrate traditional components such as external transmissions, driveshafts, axles and

Direct-drive, in-wheel motors no gearboxes, driveshafts or differentials giving far greater flexibility to designers while substantially drivetrain losses. The reduced losses mean less is wasted (during both and regenerative braking), resulting in of the energy from the battery being available to propel the

Sounds pretty darn

With such a system, individual wheel can actually be separately, with better being the result.

Since an of $84 million in venture funding in July 2012, Protean t released any big news. However, its states: Prototype manufacturing begin in early 2013 volume production in 2014, out of new manufacturing facility in Liyang,

Here s a video for more on the followed by the company s full on the technology s benefits:

Benefits

s system can increase fuel by over 30 percent depending on the size and driving cycle. It is powerful enough to be the only for traction on a variety of vehicles. Its of integration can simplify the adoption of and electrified powertrains across a range of vehicles.

Protean s motors have the highest and power density of any of today s electric propulsion systems. Protean Drive™ in-wheel can deliver 81 kW (110 hp) and 800 Nm (590 yet weighs only 31 kg (68 lbs.) and is to fit within the space of a conventional 18- to road wheel.

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.

Other include:

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Can deliver hybrid and vehicle technology faster and fewer new parts, less and at a lower total cost other leading electric systems

Can be developed as a retrofit for existing fleets as well as for new


Does not require external drive shafts or differentials

motor has a built-in inverter, electronics and software

Does not a separate motor power module to be fitted to the vehicle

Can be to FWD, RWD or AWD platforms regardless of the type

Avoids costs of hybrid drive tooling to chassis, bodies and transmissions

Can create a hybrid vehicle fewer changes to the base systems and components and is less in the assembly plant

Can be a common system for HEV, and EV vehicles on the same platform

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