What's the Future Development Direction of New Energy Flat Wire Motors?
In the long term, the trend of flat wire motors is highly certain.
In the first half of 2021, the penetration rate of flat wire motors among the top 15 vehicle models in terms of sales reached 28%, compared to just 14% in 2020. It is anticipated that by 2025, the proportion of flat wire motors in the drive systems of new energy vehicles will exceed 80%.
With Tesla commencing deliveries of the Model 3/Y equipped with domestically-produced motors, the power and torque of the new models are expected to increase, leading to a new trend in the revolution of flat wire motors.
The domestic motor supply chain will benefit significantly, and the penetration rate of flat wire motors is expected to accelerate.
Miniaturization and high-speed performance will be the main development trends for motors in new energy vehicles, with miniaturization necessitating a significant increase in motor power density.
Due to the compact advantages of flat wire motors, they will be prioritized for widespread application in hybrid vehicle models.
At the same time, the proportion of dual-motor vehicle models is expected to increase. Therefore, the motor deployment in dual-motor vehicle models will further grow. Oil-cooled motors and flat wire motors are poised to become new important development directions.
The emergence of flat wire motors is primarily in response to the demand in the new energy vehicle market for efficient and lightweight products. Compared to traditional round wire motors, flat wire motors exhibit higher efficiency and power density.
In the future, flat wire motors will continue to enhance their efficiency and power density to meet the demand in the new energy vehicle market for efficient and lightweight products.
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As one of the core parts of new energy vehicles, the electric drive system has an important impact on the performance of new energy vehicles, and has important significance for the power, economy, comfort, safety, reliability, and durability of new energy vehicles. In addition, in terms of industry needs, low cost, miniaturization, and intelligence are the main trends. The electric drive system of an electric vehicle is mainly composed of four parts: drive motor, transmission, power converter and controller. The drive motor is the core of the electric drive system, and its performance and efficiency directly affect the performance of electric vehicles. The size and weight of the drive motor and transmission will also affect the overall efficiency of the vehicle. Power converters and controllers can help electric vehicles operate safely and reliably.
In the long term, the trend of flat wire motors is highly certain. In the first half of 2021, the penetration rate of flat wire motors among the top 15 vehicle models in terms of sales reached 28%, compared to just 14% in 2020. It is anticipated that by 2025, the proportion of flat wire motors in the drive systems of new energy vehicles will exceed 80%.
X-Pin motor technology allows for a reduction in the height of the linear segment at the end of the motor while maintaining a high slot fill factor. This results in a shorter overall motor length, saving copper wire usage and improving motor efficiency, thus achieving miniaturization.
In recent years, the market penetration of new energy passenger vehicles has continued to rise. Due to the high demand, existing cylindrical-wire motors have become insufficient in meeting the performance requirements of electric vehicle propulsion. Therefore, the substitution of flat-wire motors for cylindrical-wire motors is a highly certain trend for the future. Motor manufacturers are actively seeking high-capacity, high-quality production processes to meet market demands, with ongoing optimization and innovation in the manufacturing processes of flat-wire motor stators.
As is well known, the energy conversion efficiency of electric motors is around 90%, meaning that losses account for approximately 10%. Within the energy losses of a motor, copper loss, which is the heat generated by the current passing through the stator winding, constitutes about two-thirds of these losses.By adopting flat wire motors, the round wire windings are replaced with flat wire windings, increasing the amount of copper per unit area on the stator. This increases the copper fill factor to 20% to 30%, meaning more copper is packed into the stator slots. This effectively reduces winding resistance, and the lower the resistance of the winding, the higher the electrical efficiency. Consequently, it reduces copper losses.