Protean Electric has established itself as one of the pioneers of in-wheel electric drive solutions with its 100th patent. With the patents it has now earned and over 150 patents that are currently pending, the company has proved its deep commitment to coming up with innovative solutions to ensure that customers benefit from the use of electric drive technology.
The patents are related to about 70 inventions, and protect ProteanDRIVE technology in Asian, European and North American markets.
Commenting on the achievement, the company’s Chief technology Officer, Dr. Chris Hilton, said that the company characterizes itself as an inquisitive organization, that is constantly on the lookout for the next big idea or solution. He added that the granting of the company’s 100th patent highlights its commitment to research and development, and also its good business practices to protect its ideas and inventions through a comprehensive patent portfolio.
When it comes to technological developments in new energy vehicles, Protean Electric’s patents many areas like scalable ideas for creating energy efficiencies, power electronics, superior vehicle handling, and safety. Protean Electric is best known for its ProteanDrive PD18 and PD16 in-wheel motors for hybrid and electric vehicles. The company is all set to play a crucial role in the growing global electric drive market.
With more and customers and governments opting to favor electric drive vehicles, Protean’s patent strategy will strengthen its position in a sector that is poised for sustained growth. The In-Wheel Motor (IWM) market is set for rapid growth and product development opportunities, with China alone aiming to have five million new energy vehicles on the road by 2020.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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