Electric traction motor

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors or Asynchronous Motors

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Full hybrid and battery electric vehicles are equipped with an electric traction motor that can drive the car on pure electric power. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PSM) and Asynchronous Motors (ASM) are the two main motor principles currently driving electric traction motors.

Both types present manufacturers with similar design challenges: how to best optimize power density and overall efficiency, since hitting those targets means the motors must endure higher operating speeds and temperatures.

Meet your design challenges with SKF

SKF offers a range of advanced bearing solutions to meet your electric traction motor requirements. See below how SKF bearings and units can help increase power density and operating speeds while controlling temperatures and production costs.


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