ConMet, Protean partner on electric drive wheel

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VANCOUVER, WA – ConMet and Protean Holdings, the maker of ProteanDRIVE, are joining forces to offer an electric in-wheel drive system for medium- and heavy-duty hybrids.

The new electrified hub will be featured during the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

“We are combining our decades’ long expertise in wheel hubs for commercial vehicles with Protean Electric’s success with drive systems for electrified passenger vehicles,” says Beto Dantas, ConMet vice president – marketing, innovation and strategy. “The result is the development of an innovative wheel end product that will provide lower lifecycle costs, improved fuel economy, added torque, increased power, and better overall vehicle performance.”

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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