The forthcoming transition to electrified powertrains is fueling a lot of development in electric motors, which are often overshadowed by batteries. Producing cost-effective motors and assessing China’s role in motor supply and implementation are major challenges facing product designer and manufacturers.
American companies need to be competitive in these areas, according to panelists at the CWIEME Americas conference. The October conference was geared towards the supply chain of electric motors, coil winding, and generators. International competition, particularly in the form of recent electrification moves by the Chinese government, was among the foremost concerns of speakers at the conference.