GVR Report cover Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Vehicle Type (Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-922-7
  • Number of Report Pages: 90
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook

Report Overview

The global electric vehicle traction motor market size was valued at USD 1.98 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 41.6% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing investments in Electric Vehicle (EVs) along with growing demand for energy-efficient motors are some of the major growth drivers. EV traction motor has low power consumption and high efficiency owing to which it is witnessing an increased demand for EVs. Furthermore, stringent environmental regulations and emission norms to safeguard environmental sustainability are driving the demand for EVs, thereby creating favorable grounds for market growth.

North America electric vehicle traction motor market size

Growing inclination of general population toward emission-free vehicles has led to increased sales of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) across the globe. Electric vehicle traction motor forms an integral part of EVs along with HEVs. Hence, the rising production of HEVs is expected to impact the market positively. Moreover, the government is undertaking several initiatives, such as tax subsidies and discounts to boost the sales of EVs, which consequently is driving the EV traction motor market.

The traction motor is installed in fully hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). The BEVs and HEVs have been rapidly gaining traction in the global automobile market by providing near-zero emissions and high fuel efficiency at increasingly reasonable prices. Many automobile OEMs across the globe are in the R&D phase for the development of new HEV and EV designs. One of the challenges in designing traction motors is their failure due to overheating. Also, minimizing electrical and magnetic losses is critically important to deliver maximum range and fuel efficiency to consumers. Moreover, during the installation, engineers need to consider structural, thermal, and electromagnetic issues that play a crucial role in vehicle performance, reliability, and cost.

Electric vehicle traction motors generally offer quieter operation and faster acceleration as compared to conventional motors. Further, the EV traction does not require a multi-speed gearbox like conventional vehicles because the electric motor has a more favorable torque-speed relation that can provide the highest torque even at the lowest speed as compared to that of reciprocating engines. Furthermore, technological advancements in areas, such as nanotechnology and material science are focused on reducing cost and weight and improving life and operation of traction motors, thus making the EVs more affordable.

Vehicle Type Insights

A battery electric vehicle is the fully electric powered vehicle that uses chemical energy stored in rechargeable battery packs. Battery electric vehicle uses motor controllers and electric motors instead of conventional IC engines for propulsion. The BEV segment is expected to dominate the electric vehicle traction motor market over the forecast period, owing to positive shift in customer perception toward zero emission vehicle.

China electric vehicle traction motor market share

Technological advancements, such as long-range batteries with fast charging capabilities are expected to drive the growth of the BEV segment. The market is moving toward a higher battery capacity of over 60kWh to increase the range of EVs to up to 200 miles on a single charge. The increased battery capacity is expected to have a cascading effect on demand for battery electric vehicle which will impact the electric vehicle traction motor market positively. Additionally, greater government interventions also play a crucial role in influencing customers to buy BEV.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific emerged as the largest market for EV traction motor in 2018 and is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. This is ascribed to the development of manufacturing facilities by industry leaders in the region. China has been observed to commence operations of the largest production facilities on account of easy availability of raw materials and labor in the country. The Chinese government spent more than $50 billion on establishing electric car and component manufacturing plant in the last decade. The Chinese government has also reduced the licenses available for conventional vehicles to boost the demand for EVs.

North America is expected to witness a substantial CAGR of over 35% over the forecast period. It is also a prominent region in terms of sales of EV traction motors. The higher share of the region can be attributed to the presence of established electric vehicle manufacturers. Europe, on the other hand, held over 20% of the market share in 2018. Ascending demand for BEVs is expected to boost the regional market growth over the forecast period.

Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Market Share Insights

Prominent market players include ABB Limited, Parker-Hannifin Corp., SKF AB, ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation, Robert Bosch GMBH, and Nidec Corporation. These players are focusing on forming long-term agreements and strategic alliances with other manufacturers as well as OEMs to eliminate the risks and increased costs associated with the development of traction motors. Other companies include YASA Motors Ltd., Zytek Group Limited., Hitachi, Ltd., and Avid Technology Limited. The EV traction motor market participants are also involved in R&D of lightweight motors with higher efficiency to decrease the overall weight of the EV.

Acquisition and partnerships are the key strategies undertaken by companies to expand their geographic presence in prominent markets. For instance, in January 2018, Nidec Corporation partnered with PSA Groupe. The partnership enabled the former company to undertake the designing and production of electric vehicle traction motors in France.

Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Market Report Scope

 Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 3.2 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 19.8 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 41.6% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical Data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Vehicle type and region.

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, China, India, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Mexico.

Key companies profiled

ABB Limited; Parker-Hannifin Corp.; SKF AB; ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation; Robert Bosch GMBH; and Nidec Corporation.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends from 2014 to 2025 for each of the sub-segments. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global electric vehicle traction motor market report on the basis of vehicle type and region:

  • Vehicle Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • BEV

    • PHEV

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Norway

      • Netherlands

      • Sweden

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

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