Motor drive control system (including drive motor and motor controller) is an important execution mechanism when an EV runs, and its control & drive properties decide the main driving performance indicators. Each battery electric vehicle or hybrid vehicle needs a set of motor drive control system.
Motor controller prices vary greatly depending on the specifications and performance requirements. The market price of a motor controller for an electric bus is usually RMB30,000-50,000/set (around RMB45,000/set on average), of a single-motor controller for an electric truck RMB6,000-7,000/set or so, of a single-motor controller for a passenger car RMB7,000/set, and of a multi-motor controller for a passenger car RMB10,000-12,000/set. As the dual-motor design can simplify the plug-in hybrid system and improve driving performance (like BMW 2 Series PHEV, Toyota Prius, BYD Tang, and BYD Yuan), the proportion of EVs (PHEV in particular) carrying dual-motor system will steadily increase.
China’s demand for EV motor controllers was around 870,000 sets or worth RMB11.7 billion or so in 2017, up 34.6% and 29% year on year, respectively. It is expected that EV motor controller market size will climb to RMB26.7 billion in 2022 with the passenger car holding a dominant position, propelled by NEVs and conventional hybrids.
The Chinese EV motor controller market is dominated by Chinese made brands, while foreign brands hold a fractional share at the stage of market fostering and early development due to higher prices. Chinese companies fall into two parts:
- EV makers that produce EV motor controllers generally for its own vehicles;
- EV parts companies that produce EV motor controllers for specific or non-specific carmakers.
Some automakers may ramp up efforts for R&D of motor electronic control and produce products by themselves after mastering the know-how; however, a great number of car makers without such capability still choose third parties to supply products. Hence, the companies with core technologies, experience in mature products, and good cost control will be main beneficiaries.
Prices trend down throughout the industry, so does the gross margin of major producers. As the competition in the EV motor controller market looks to pick up along with a quicker R&D progress, launching of mature products of Chinese EV motor controller producers as well as deep involvement of foreign-funded enterprises. In addition, as subsidies decline, the cost transfer of car makers will also have a big impact on prices.
China EV (Electric Vehicle) Motor Controller Industry Report 2018-2022 highlights the followings:
- Main technical routes and development trends of EV motor controller
- Upstream IGBT & thin-film capacitor and downstream EV industry (market size, competitive landscape, main policies, etc.)
- EV motor controller (industrial policy, market size, supply chain, and competitive landscape), global mainstream EV motor electronic control systems
- 19 Chinese EV motor controller producers (operation, motor controller business and technology, etc.)
- 6 global IGBT vendors (operation, business in EV field, etc.)
- 8 global automotive inverter companies (operation, business in EV field, etc.)
- The Chinese Version of this Report is Available on Request
1 Overview of Motor Controller
1.2 Operating Principle
1.3 Classification of Products
1.4 Development History of Main Technical Routes
1.4.1 Si IGBT Motor Controller
1.4.2 SiC IGBT Motor Controller
1.5 Technology Trend
2 Industry Chain
2.1 Upstream IGBT Market
2.1.1 Development of IGBT
2.1.2 Market Size
2.1.3 Competitive Landscape
2.1.4 Supply Chain
2.1.5 EV IGBT
2.1.6 Development Direction of IGBT
2.2 Upstream Thin-film Capacitor Market
2.2.1 Market Size
2.2.2 Industrial Chain and Manufacturing Process
2.2.3 Competitive Landscape
2.2.4 EV Thin-film Capacitor
2.3 Downstream EV Market
2.3.2 Electric Passenger Car
2.3.3 Electric Commercial Vehicle
2.3.4 Main Policies
3 EV Motor Controller Market
3.1 Policy Environment
3.2 Market Size
3.3 Industry Profit
3.4 Mode of Supply
3.5 Competitive Landscape
3.6 Development of Major Enterprises
3.7 Global Mainstream NEV Motor Electronic Control Systems
3.7.1 Tesla Model S
3.7.2 Nissan Leaf
3.7.3 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
3.7.4 BMW i3
3.7.5 Chevrolet Volt
3.7.6 Volkswagen e-Golf
3.7.7 Audi A3 e-tron
3.7.8 Ford Fusion/C-Max
3.7.9 Toyota Prius (PHEV and HEV)
4 Chinese EV Motor Controller Manufacturers
4.1 Shanghai E-drive Co., Ltd.
4.1.3 EV Motor Controller Business
4.1.4 Technical Features
4.1.5 Supply Chain
4.1.6 Expansion in Lines of Business
4.2 Shenzhen Inovance Technology Co., Ltd.
4.2.3 EV Motor Controller Operation and Development Strategy
4.2.4 EV Motor Controllers and Technical Features
4.3 Shanghai Dajun Technologies, Inc.
4.3.2 Development History
4.3.4 Business Model
4.3.5 EV Motor Controllers and Technical Features
4.3.6 Business in EV Field
4.3.7 Development Strategy in EV Field
4.4 Tianjin Santroll Electric Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.
4.4.2 EV Business
4.4.3 EV Power Systems and Technical Features
4.4.4 Development Strategy in EV Field
4.5 Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd.
4.5.3 EV Motor Controller Business
4.5.5 Development Strategy
4.6 United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (UAES)
4.6.2 Production and R&D
4.6.3 EV Motor Controller Business
4.7 Hunan CRRC Times Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.
4.7.3 EV Controller Business
4.7.4 Dynamics of Drive System Business
4.8.3 EV Motor Controller Business
4.9 Zhuhai Enpower Electric Co., Ltd.
4.9.2 Revenue and Costs
4.9.3 Sales Model
4.9.4 Major Customers
4.9.5 EV Motor Controller Business
4.9.7 Development Strategy of Motor Controller Business
4.10 Shenzhen V&T Technologies Co., Ltd.
4.10.2 Revenue and Costs
4.10.3 Sales Model
4.10.4 Major Customers
4.10.5 EV Motor Controller Business
4.10.7 Development Strategy of Motor Controller Business
4.11 Fujian Fugong Power Technology Co., Ltd.
4.11.2 Cooperation with Overseas Partners
4.11.3 NEV Drive Assembly Business
4.11.4 Capacity Planning
4.12 Chroma ATE Inc.
4.12.3 EV Motor Controller Business
4.12.4 Development Strategy in EV Field
4.13 Delta Electronics
4.13.3 Business in EV Field
4.14 Jing-Jin Electric Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
4.14.2 EV Motor Controller Business
4.15 DEC Dongfeng Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.
4.15.2 EV Controller Business
4.16 Nidec (Beijing) Drive Technologies Co., Ltd.
4.16.3 EV Motor Controller Business
4.17 Time High-Tech Co., Ltd.
4.17.2 EV Motor Controller Business
4.18 JEE Automation Equipment Co., Ltd.
4.18.2 EV E-drive Business
4.19 Shandong Deyang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
4.19.2 EV E-drive Business
4.20 Beijing Siemens Automotive E-Drive System Co., Ltd.
4.21 Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (Beijing) Limited
5 IGBT Suppliers
5.1 Fuji Electric
5.1.3 Business in EV Field
5.1.4 Development Strategy in EV Field
5.2.3 Business in EV Field
5.2.4 Development Strategy in EV Field
5.3.3 Business in EV Field
5.4.3 Business in EV Field
5.5.3 Business in EV Field
5.6.3 Business in EV Field
6 Inverter Manufacturers
6.1 Hitachi Automotive Systems
6.1.3 Business in EV Field
6.2 Mitsubishi Electric
6.2.3 Business in EV Field
6.3.3 Business in EV Field
6.4.3 Business in EV Field
6.5 Hyundai Mobis
6.5.3 Business in EV Field
6.6.3 Business in EV Field
6.7 Robert Bosch
6.7.3 Business in EV Field
6.8.3 Business in EV Field
- Beijing Siemens Automotive E-Drive System Co., Ltd.
- Chevrolet Volt
- Chroma ATE Inc.
- DEC Dongfeng Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Delta Electronics
- Fuji Electric
- Fujian Fugong Power Technology Co., Ltd.
- Hitachi Automotive Systems
- Hunan CRRC Times Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.
- Hyundai Mobis
- JEE Automation Equipment Co., Ltd.
- Jing-Jin Electric Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Electric
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
- Nidec (Beijing) Drive Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (Beijing) Limited
- Robert Bosch
- Shandong Deyang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shanghai Dajun Technologies, Inc.
- Shanghai E-drive Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Inovance Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen V&T Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Tianjin Santroll Electric Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.
- Time High-Tech Co., Ltd.
- Toyota Prius (PHEV and HEV)
- United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (UAES)
- Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd.
- Zhuhai Enpower Electric Co., Ltd.