Protean Electric-Motor Technology Tapped for FAW-Volkswagen EV Project Protean Electric will partner with FAW-Volkswagen on an electric-propulsion system designed for a demonstration-vehicle program and eventual production. FAW-VW, a joint venture between the Chinese and German automakers, will create an all-new rear-wheel drivetrain for an all-electric vehicle based on the new Bora compact EV, utilizing two Protean in-wheel motors each producing 75 kW (100 hp) of peak power. The motors ...

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