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Battery and Power Train Technologies for Electric Vehicles

Battery and Power Train Technologies for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are inevitable future of the automotive industry. Many manufacturers around the world are investing heavily for developing EVs, which is facilitated by a steady increase in prices for petroleum products, the need to reduce harmful emissions from cars, and development of energy storage technologies. This research service titled, “Battery and Powertrain Technologies for Electric Vehicles,” provides an overview of types of electric motors that are currently used in EVs. Additionally, it presents the challenges, drivers, and adoption scenario for electric drive technologies.

This research study focuses on the latest achievements in the development of battery electric vehicle (BEV) powertrain subsystems, such as energy sources and propulsion, as well as, on multiple technologies that can be implemented for the proper operation of these subsystems. Electric drive technology is considered in more detail. The types of electric motors that are currently used and could be used in EVs are compared. The various powertrain configurations and their interrelation with different electric motor type and design are also described in this research service.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • Battery Electric Vehicles - Current Trends Review
    • Future Needs Move toward Vehicle Electrification
    • Key Drivers in Favour of Battery Electric Vehicle Deployment
    • Technology Imperfection is the Main Challenges for Deployment of BEVs
    • The Shift to Electric Powertrain will Significantly Change the Value Chain
  • Introduction to Powertrain Technology
    • Overview of Electric Vehicles
    • Overview of Powertrain Subsystems
    • Design Powertrain of Electric Vehicle Depends on Type of Usage
      • Table Parameters of EVs by Usage Type
    • BEV Powertrain Configurations
    • Central Drive is the Most Commonly Adopted Powertrain
    • Wheel-hub Drive has a Fundamentally Distinctive Design
    • All-wheel Drive Configuration
  • Electric Motor - Introduction
    • Electric Motor is More Efficient Compared to ICE
    • Permanent Magnet Motor Features the Highest Power Density
    • Induction Motor is the Most Mature Technology
    • Next Generation Magnetless Synchronous Motors
  • Market and Research Trends of Electric Powertrain
    • Global Market for Electric Vehicle Motor is Projected to Progress at a Promising Pace
    • Research Publications Highlight Key Focus on Propulsion System
    • Goverment Policy and Funding Promote Transition to Electric Vehicles
  • IP Landscape Analysis of Electric Motor Technology (2015-2017)
    • Patent Activity for Electric Motors with Indication on the Application Scope
    • Patent Activity for Electric Motors for Applications in Electromobility
    • Chinese Patent Office Leads in Global Patent Applications for Electric Vehicle Motors
    • OEMs Lead in Patent Activity for Electric Motors in Automotive Applications
  • Noteworthy Technology and Product Developments in Electric Powertrain
    • Best-in-class Precisely Engineered Electric Motors
  • Technology Analysis of Electric Powertrain
    • Optimization of Powertrain Technology
    • Decision Matrix for Electric Vehicle Motors
      • Table Electric Vehicle Motors: Decision Matrix, Global, 2018
    • Trends Indicate Transition to More Advanced and Integrated Powertrain Technologies in the Future
  • Growth Opportunities for Electric Vehicle Technology
    • Growth Opportunity - Shift to Electric Powertrain Requires a New Production Capacity
    • Strategic Imperatives: Critical Success Factors
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents For Alternating Current Motor Powertrain
    • Key Patents For Magnetless Synchronous Motor
  • Key Contacts
    • Key Industry Influencers

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