An Overview of Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles

Zhi Cao, Amin Mahmoudi, Solmaz Kahourzade, Wen L. Soong

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Electric motors are one of the key building blocks of electric vehicles (EVs). The electric motor is drawing particular attention due to the variety of topologies that can be chosen as candidates for EV applications. Through the proper motor type selection and design, the performance of EVs can be enhanced, such as efficiency and stability. This paper presents a state-of-the-art overview of alternative electric motors for EV applications. Firstly, the classification and performance of alternative electric motors is described. Then, research gaps and possible future trends are introduced and identified in this review paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
EditorsSumedha Rajakaruna, Ahmed Abu Siada, Ho Ching Iu, Arindam Ghosh, Tyrone Fernando
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665434515
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021 - Virtual event organised in Perth, Perth, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 202130 Sep 2021
Conference number: 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021


Conference31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021
Abbreviated titleAUPEC 2021
OtherThe theme of this year’s conference is Clean and Reliable Electric Energy Systems. With the prevalent problem of climate change, clean energy technologies are gaining much attention in the power industries currently. At the same time, due to intermittent nature of renewable sources, power system reliability and security are also being given serious considerations. It is, therefore, imperative that this premier power engineering conference in this region gives proper acknowledgement to the need of the future power delivery system.


  • Electric motors
  • Electric vehicles
  • Machine selection
  • Performance


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