In-wheel motor pioneer Protean Electric has announced a collaboration with intelligent mobility specialist Human Horizons and Wuxi Weifu e-Drive Technology (a joint venture formed by Weifu Group and Protean to manufacture the ProteanDrive Pd18) to develop and manufacture in-wheel motors.
The partners plan to build a production facility in China to deliver in-wheel motors at scale.
Ding Lei, Chairman of Human Horizons, called the collaboration “only the beginning of our long-term strategic cooperation. We plan to start with cars and over time develop further innovative mobility solutions. The advanced drive system and the unique location of the in-wheel motor in the vehicle deliver a game-changing driving experience and powerful data collection solution, integrated into the intelligent car.”
“Human Horizons have rich automotive engineering experience and are one of the strongest and most innovative teams in the industry,” said Chen Xuejun, Chairman of Weifu Group. “With more than 30 years of experience working across the industry, Weifu Group has deep experience in auto parts production, continuous manufacturing improvement, mature supply chain resources and the management and delivery of sustained investment in new technologies.”
Source: Protean Electric