BOSTON, December 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
IDTechEx Research, a leading provider of independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology announces the availability of a new report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027 .
What do golf cars and heavy electric trucks have in common? There is still no agreement on the best type of electric motor to use in either of them. On IDTechEx analysis, the booming, confusing traction motor business will rise to around $400 billion in 2027. This new IDTechEx Research navigates the jargon, the design options and the disagreement. The changing needs and evolving technology are matched to create forecasts and technology timelines based on intensive recent travel and interviews by PhD level analysts.
The report reveals how the rotating electric machines (REM) system is taking a larger share of cost over the years as simpler batteries reduce in cost. By contrast, REM systems are variously being asked to grab regenerative energy, eliminate transmission, provide better speed/ torque characteristics and even form part of the structure such as tucked into the wheel with brake and controller.
Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027 reports that, increasingly, the choice of REM system benefits the unique selling propositions of the vehicle. Where it eliminates the need for a gearbox it can increase range 15%. Extreme power-to-weight ratio REMs are sought for most vehicles.
Mechanical parts are rapidly becoming replaced by electrical and electronic ones, creating many new business opportunities. The report examines these opportunities and includes a full listing of traction REM manufacturers and their typical offerings.
The report analyses 48V mild hybrid motor-generators as well, because later versions of these cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks will have brief electric traction modes. They are the lowest cost way of modifying internal combustion vehicle production to stay legal under impending carbon dioxide emissions laws and they give useful fuel saving but the REM is challenging.
Some important trends receive particular attention in the report including multifunction, proliferation, integration, power increase and new technology preferences.
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