Electric Traction Motor market Segmented, By Type (AC, DC); By Power Rating (<200 kW, 200 kW to 400 kW, >400 kW); By Application (Railway, Electric vehicles, Others (Elevators, conveyors, and industrial machinery) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

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  • Published Date: Feb 06, 2023
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Global Electric Traction Motor Overview

Electric motor that is used for propulsion of electric locomotive and electric roadway vehicle is known as traction motor. Electric traction is used in various sectors such as powered rail vehicles ( electric multiple units), electric vehicles including electric milk floats, elevators, roller coasters, conveyors and trolleybuses, and battery electric vehicles.

Regenerative braking system is used to increase the efficiency of cutting and setting the power backup on traction line, while efficiency is increased to 90% that gives benefit to the electric locomotives. Ac motor inverter system are used in newly electric locomotives that helps to provide regenerative braking system. Traction motors are required to have two main qualities, one is high initial torque to ignite up against the heavy loads and other is variation in speed depending upon the condition of torque. Electric traction is used to alter the torque from high to low and vice versa.

Market Size & Forecast

Global Electric Traction Motor market is expected to hold a positive share of market around USD 33 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 18.10% from USD 6 billion in 2018 in the forecast period i.e. 2018-2027. On the basis of regional platform, global Electric Traction System market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

Asia Pacific is expected to dominate Global Electric Traction Motor market owing to increasing demand of traction motors by end users. Additionally, India and China with increasing railway network is expected to escalate the successive growth of electric traction system market.

 North America is anticipated to vigorously propel the growth of electric traction motor market backed by increased use of electric vehicles.  Moreover, improvement in technology and advancement in traction motor for proficiency and reliability in torque system of motor is also expected to support the growth of market in future.

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Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the global Electric Traction Motor market includes the following segments:

By Type

  • AC
  • DC

By Power Rating

  • <200 kW
  • 200 kW to 400 kW
  • >400 kW

By Application

  • Railway
  • Electric vehicles
  • Others (Elevators, conveyors, and industrial machinery)

By Region

Global Electric Traction Motor market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America ( U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe: (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, BENELUX, NORDIC, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific: (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Middle East and Africa: (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Electric Traction Market Share

Growth Drivers  

According to “International Energy Agency” Over 1 million electric cars were sold in 2017 with more than half of global sales in China. The total number of electric cars on the road surpassed 3 million worldwide, an expansion of over 50% from 2016.

Increasing railway network propel to demand electric traction motor

Use of regenerative braking by electric traction, in which traction motors generates brake and converts into generators that helps to provide motion to the train by producing enough electric power and transfer back to the electric traction lines. Additionally, increasing railway network of countries such as US, China and India is expected to drive the growth of Electric Traction Motor market in the forecast period.

Rising use and manufacturing of electric vehicle

Migration of automotive industry from conventional based fuels to electric vehicles is anticipating for the procrastinating growth of electric traction system market in future. Additionally, increased use for traction motors by electric vehicle manufacturers is also expected to drive the growth of market in future.

Innovation and advancement in R&D solutions

Innovations in technological barriers of motors and advancement in R&D solution for improved braking and transforming system is expected to drive the growth of global electric traction motor market.


Perception and high cost of electric vehicle

One of the challenging factor for this industry is perception of people across the world about the safety and charging/discharging rate of the energy storage battery. Additionally, the cost of tesla motors electric vehicles which is expected to be more than USD 100 for per KWh till 2020 will restrain the growth of market in the forecast period i.e. 2018-2027.

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Author Credits:  Payel Roy, Dhruv Bhatia

  • Report ID: 1366
  • Published Date: Feb 06, 2023
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