SAE 2011 Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium - for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
16 November 2011
Shanghai, Marriott Hongqiao Hotel
Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China

Electric motor technology development and innovation is increasing at OEMs and suppliers, buoyed by millions in R&D funding from the public sector. With the growth comes a new strategic focus: Some automakers have decided to design, develop, and produce their traction motors in house, rather than purchase off-the-shelf machines from specialist suppliers. Off-the-shelf motors, no matter how extensively they are adapted for a specific application, can compromise the efficiencies of the propulsion system.

The technical program will address market growth projections, requirements and cost structures for three varieties of electric traction motors; The Permanent Magnet Motor; The Induction Motor; and The Switch Reluctance Motor. There will also give an overview on new developing supply chains.

The fact that the OEMs are starting their own design, development and manufacturing has a considerable impact on the supply chain. OEMs will need to start new supplier relationships for products that they have not purchased directly before. These products include wire, steel, epoxy, and sensors. This means that these new suppliers (and the OEMs) will need to create specifications for certification and qualification.

By offering the latest insights, knowledge and visions, the Symposium will enable decision makers to make a more well-balanced consideration on investment opportunities and risks.

Topics include:

  • Global Market Developments in Electric Traction Motors
  • Panel Discussion: Battle of the systems - Induction, Permanent-Magnet or Switch Reluctance Motors
  • Mid and Long Term Cost projection on Rare-Earth metals
  • Safety, reliability, warranty, durability and cooling
  • The E-Motor Manufacturing Processes and Quality
  • Construction Kit ' approach for e-motor production
  • Panel Discussion: OEMs and Suppliers discuss engineering, manufacturing, and supply chains