Both exhibits are part of Protean Electric’s long term strategic and product development partnerships with Beijing Automotive and VIE Science and Technology.
China Engineering Sciences Academic and world-renowned vehicle dynamics expert, Professor Guo Kong-hui, exclaimed when he rode on the BJ80 PHEV last year, “This pioneering demonstrator has combined a traditional powertrain with in-wheel motors. The integration has solved a few vehicle control challenges and is a world-first in applying distributed traction control on SUV. I look forward to the commercialization of this technology.”
KY Chan, CEO of Protean Electric said, “Auto Shanghai is recognized as a must-see industry event to witness innovation in action. Having our ProteanDRIVE® in-wheel motors featured on multiple vehicles is not only a strong confirmation of our development strategy but also the growing acceptance and importance of in-wheel motors in the automotive market.”
Wang Zhang, Party Secretary and President of BAIC Group SUV Business Segment said, “Our partnership with Protean Electric on this in-wheel motor driven BJ80 PHEV demonstrates our leadership in developing innovative new energy vehicles.”
Leal Jiang Chen, President of VIE Group commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate our technological capabilities and partnership with Protean Electric on such an iconic vehicle, a London Taxi, and at such an important global exhibition.”
About Protean and the ProteanDRIVE® In-wheel Electric-drive Solution
Protean Electric is a leading electric drive technology company that designs, develops and manufactures ProteanDRIVE® in-wheel motors, a fully integrated in-wheel drive solution. Protean Electric’s technology is strategically positioned to play a major role in the hybrid and electric vehicle market by offering a combination of packaging advantages, new vehicle design opportunities, performance benefits and cost savings.
Protean maintains operations in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and the United States, and has a manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. For more information, visit www.proteanelectric.com.
VIE (SZSE: 002590) is a leading automotive parts supplier in R&D, manufacturing and sales of automotive chassis control system for both passenger and commercial vehicle. VIE products include the front and rear suspension system, vehicle electronics control system, pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems, clutch operating system and engineering plastic parts. VIE has recently broadened into wireless charging, ADAS and electric motor brakes. http://www.vie.com.cn/en