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Global Analysis of Electric Traction Motor Technologies for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Global Analysis of Electric Traction Motor Technologies for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Frost & Sullivan expects permanent magnet motors (PMMs) to dominate the electric and hybrid vehicle (xEV) motors market. PMMs will constitute over 90% of the total electric traction motor market by 2020. Uncertain rare element (RE) magnet supply will remain a challenge for PMM cost optimization. The 40 to 70 kW range will be the most used range of output, with most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) having different segments of hybrid and electric vehicles (xEVs) in this space through to 2020. PMMs will continue their dominance across all segments of xEVs with full hybrid vehicles (FHEVs) accounting for the majority of the overall uptake. However, induction and magnet-less switched reluctance (SR) motors to find increased installations in EV motors by 2020. SR motors—being a magnet-free, cheaper, and lighter alternative—are expected to see faster advancements.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Application Technology Roadmap for Electric Motors
    • Motor Technologies and Progress
    • Impact Analysis—Dysprosium Proportion in Neo Magnets
    • REE Mapping—Production and Occurrence Regions Beyond 2020
    • REE Supply Chain—Process Flow Diagram
    • REEs—Application versus Supply Risk in Medium and Long Terms
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEMs Compared in This Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Segmentation and Definitions
    • Electric Motor Definitions
  • Market Overview
    • Application Technology Roadmap for Electric Motors
    • Analysis of Motor Rating by Application
    • Analysis of Motor Rating by Power Range
    • Electric Traction Motor Market Adoption by Region
    • Breakdown of Vehicle and Motor Types
    • Motor Technologies and Progress
    • Pricing Analysis—Breakdown of Motor Costs
  • Drivers and Restraints—Total Electric Traction Motor Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Plausible Scenario Discussion on Rare Earth Elements
    • Permanent Magnets—Material Breakup and Outlook
    • Rare Earth Magnets
    • Impact Analysis—Dysprosium Proportion in Neo Magnets
    • REE Mapping—Current Production and Occurrence Regions
    • REE Mapping—Production and Occurrence Regions Beyond 2020
    • REE Production by Elements—Global 2015
      • Table Electric Traction Motor Market: REE Supply and Production, Global, 2013
    • REE Applications Split of Elements—Global 2015
    • Dysprosium Pricing Comparison and Forecast
      • Table Electric Traction Motor Market: FOB vs. Domestic Price REE, China, 2015
    • China's REE Export—Background
    • REE Supply Chain—Process Flow Diagram
    • REE Demand versus Production—Regional Breakdown
      • Table Electric Traction Motor Market: Regional Breakdown of REE Production and Demand, Global, 2015
    • Frost & Sullivan Scenario—Demand versus Supply Outlook of Dysprosium
    • Plausible Scenario—Demand versus Supply Outlook of Neodymium
    • Alternatives Technologies—De-risking the RE Supply Chain
    • Plausible Scenario—Demand versus Supply Outlook for Dysprosium
    • REEs—Application versus Supply Risk in Medium and Long Terms
  • Profiles—Key Suppliers
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—Bosch Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—Continental Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—Magna Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—Valeo Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies-ZF Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—TM4 Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—Remy Group
    • Technology Expertise Portfolio and Strategies—Toshiba Group
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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