Lexus Explores In-Wheel Propulsion Tech

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is in the early stages of developing in-wheel electric motor systems, company officials tell Digital Trends.


Sweden’s NEVS Buys Protean Electric

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB has acquired Protean Electric Inc., a Troy, Mich.-based company that produces in-wheel electric drive motors.


Linamar to Produce and Sell Protean's Electric Drives

Canada’s Linamar Corp. has inked a deal with Protean Electric Inc. to produce and sell the Troy, Mich.-based company’s in-wheel electric drive motors.


Protean Teams with Chinese Partner on In-Wheel Electric Motors

Protean Electric Inc. says it is forming a joint venture with China’s Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology Co. to produce in-wheel motors for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.


Protean Partners with FAW-VW on In-Hub EV Prototype

Protean Electric Inc. has formed a partnership with China's FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co.


UPDATE: Protean Opens Electric Wheel-Hub Drive Facility in China

Protean Electric Inc. is ramping up capacity in Liyang, China, this year to build as many as 100,000 of its in-hub electric drive units annually.

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