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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


In-Wheel Electric Motor From Protean To Be Used In FAW-EV Bora EV

December 18th, 2013 by  

We’ve published stories about Protean’s in-wheel electric motor in the past. They generated quite a bit of enthusiasm as well as interesting commentary. Protean has now announced that it has landed a deal with FAW-Volkswagen to bring its in-wheel electric motors “to market” through the FAW-VW Bora EV, a 100% electric vehicle being manufactured in China. Assuming things go well, the dream of in-wheel electric motors in mass-market US cars may become a reality. We’ll keep you posted! For now, check out the news, plus a bit of background:

Protean & FAW-VW To Bring In-Wheel Electric Motor Tech To A 100% Electric Car (via EV Obsession)

I covered in-wheel electric motor startup Protean back in October 2012. Naturally, it takes a while for a company to get rolling, but Protean recently announced some pretty big news. It has partnered with FAW-VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD. “to develop…



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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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