NEVS acquires Britain's Protean Electric
Swedish carmaker National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has acquired a leading developer of in-wheel motor technology, Protean Electric.
The acquisition paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean Electric's in-wheel electric drive technology, ProteanDrive, into its future products. Protean Electric has over 160 patents globally across electric motor and power electronics design, control and manufacturability.
Compared to conventional electrified powertrains, the highly-integrated in-wheel motors offer improved powertrain efficiency and greater flexibility in vehicle design.
The patented high-torque density technology combines a direct drive electric motor and power electronics which can be used on a range of platforms, including passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, urban mobility vehicles and autonomous pods.