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Automotive Electric Motors Market and Trend Analysis by Technology, Key Companies and Forecast, 2021-2036

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global OE electric motors sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.

What are the market dynamics in the automotive electric motors market?

With the rise of premium branded vehicles and the general trend for more comfort features in vehicles, the motor number is bound to increase. As with most components, there’s a growing demand for motors that are smaller, lighter, and more efficient. The use of brushless DC motors, although increasing, is mainly confined to applications that require high efficiency, smoothness, and precise control.

Electric motors perform a variety of functions that were formerly consigned to cranks, gears, and levers. They are typically found in anything that has an electrical movement of solenoid function, such as window-lifts, fuel pumps, mirror and headlamp adjusters, ABS, clutches, automated manual transmissions, parking brakes, and steering systems. Although electric motors have long since been used to power certain vehicle componentry, growth markets are appearing. Manufacturers also expect to see more DC electric motors used in automotive interiors in the future, since there is a general trend towards more electrification.

Motors that run a lot of the time, such as blowers, also need to be highly efficient. In the power window department, manufacturers report a growing need for smaller, lighter motors to fit in the increasingly slim doors of modern cars. On the wiper motor front, manufacturers note that reductions in weight and size, as well as the improvement of exterior appearance, are priorities for windscreen washer systems. Manufacturers of brushless DC motors are also pushing to develop smaller motors yet maintain power and speed.

COVID-19 is likely to dampen demand and profitability across the auto sector. The emergence of the novel coronavirus strain at the end of 2019 has far-reaching implications for the entire automotive industry. In the short term, demand for vehicles and, therefore, the parts that go into making them has dropped significantly, which will see revenues and profits at most suppliers and OEMs drop rapidly.

What are the product classifications in the automotive electric motors market?

The automotive electric motors market is classified into – active grille shutters, brushless motors for HVAC applications, electric parking brakes, actuator mirrors, power-folding mirrors, seating, steering, sunroofs, windows, and wipers.

Active grille shutters segment in the automotive electric motors market

The aim of an active grille shutter is to respond to the driving environment in order to reduce drag and hence improve fuel economy. The shutter is open or closed depending on engine coolant temperature and speed. Via three wires, it interacts with the vehicle’s fuel pump control module to set shutter positioning based on variables like vehicle speed, coolant temperature, fan state, refrigerant system pressure, A/C compressor state, and ambient temperature.

Brushless motors for HVAC applications segment in the automotive electric motors market

Unlike brushed DC motors, brushless DC (BLDC) motors allow precise control over a range of revolution speed. BLDC motors help to control loads according to the power actually needed. This is why electronically commutated actuators are used for automotive applications such as power steering, HVAC fans, power windows, and all kind of pumps.

Electric parking brakes segment in the automotive electric motors market

A vehicle fitted with an electric parking brake (EPB) puts an end to driving with the handbrake on or parked vehicles rolling away. In fact, electrically operated parking brakes are becoming more common in new cars as manufacturers seek to save space and money by abandoning the traditional handbrake lever in the interior, plus the cables, linkages, and mechanical adjusters beneath the car. EPBs are typically operated by a button on the dashboard which operates an electric motor to actuate the brake cables.

Actuator mirrors segment in the automotive electric motors market

Most exterior rearview mirrors can be either manually or electronically adjusted to suit the driver’s seating position. Remote adjustment may be mechanical through the use of Bowden cables or electric by means of geared motors. Certain A-segment models also have power-adjustable wing mirrors such as the Fiat 500 pop hatchback whereas the Chevrolet Spark LS has manually adjusted mirrors.

Power folding mirrors segment in the automotive electric motors market

The power-folding mirror market continues to increase. Although power-folding mirrors have long featured on luxury cars, they are gradually being fitted to more and more minivans and SUVs. The unit value of outside mirrors is therefore relatively high, indeed they typically cost twice as much compared to the US or Europe. Power extending mirrors for towing caravans is another major area of research.

Seating segment in the automotive electric motors market

Powered seat length, height, and tilt adjusters are mainly requested for front seats of luxury, executive, and sports cars. However, many manufacturers offer both versions for other, non-luxury car models (e.g., manual adjusters for the base model, optionally with a powered version).

Steering segment in the automotive electric motors market

Electric motors used in steering systems provide power to the steering wheel necessary to assist power steering systems (EPS). In comparison to hydraulic systems, this system places a lower load on the engine and helps improve fuel efficiency.

Sunroofs segment in the automotive electric motors market

Although once seen as a feature on luxury vehicles, sunroofs have now permeated across all car segments. They are either manually or electrically operated. Electric sunroofs are typically cable-driven by a motor and feature some form of sliding opening.

Windows segment in the automotive electric motors market

In 1963, Germany’s Brose began mass production of electric window regulators for the European market. The BMW 3200 CS coupé was the first vehicle to be equipped with this product. Since then, a number of innovations have been added to power windows including anti-pinch and one-touch operations.

Wipers segment in the automotive electric motors market

Bosch was the first manufacturer to offer an electrically powered windshield wiper system in September 1926. Until then, windshields had to be cleaned manually using a ‘cleaning ruler’, and later by means of a pneumatically operated wiper, which wiped more slowly as the vehicle drove faster.

Automotive electric motors market, by product

Automotive electric motors market, by product

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What are the top regions and countries in the automotive electric motors market?

North America, Mercosur, Western Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Japan, China, India, Korea, Thailand, Other Asia, Iran, South Africa, and Australia are the top emerging regions in the automotive electric motors market.

Automotive electric motors market, by region

Automotive electric motors market, by region

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Which are the major companies in the automotive electric motors market?

The major companies in the electric motors market include Inteva Products, Bosch, Brose, Denso, Globe Motors, Johnson Electric, Mitsuba, and Nidec.

Automotive electric motors market, by key companies

Automotive electric motors market, by key companies

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Market report scope

Key products Active Grille Shutters, Brushless Motors for HVAC Applications, Electric Parking Brakes, Actuator Mirrors, Power-Folding Mirrors, Seating, Steering, Sunroofs, Windows, and Wipers
Key regions North America, Mercosur, Western Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Japan, China, India, Korea, Thailand, Other Asia, Iran, South Africa, and Australia
Key companies Inteva Products, Bosch, Brose, Denso, Globe Motors, Johnson Electric, Mitsuba, and Nidec

Scope

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Scope

– This report contains an overview of an automotive sector along with detailed related component forecasts, supported by information drawn from GlobalData's extensive range of sources.

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Key Players

Globe Motors

Robert Bosch GmbH

Denso Corporation

Brose

Inteva Products, LLC

Johnson Electric Holdings Limited

Marelli Corporation

Mitsuba Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

NTN Corporation

Nidec Corporation

Kongsberg Automotive

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Main Trends in the Sector

2. Companies

Allied Motion Technologies

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co.KG

Denso Corporation

Inteva Products, LLC

Johnson Electric Holdings Limited

Mitsuba Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Nidec

Robert Bosch GmbH

Others

3. Forecasts

Active grille shutters

Brushless motors for HVAC applications

Electric motors per vehicle

Electric parking brakes

Rearview mirrors

Actuator mirrors

Power folding mirrors

Seating

Steering

Sunroofs

Windows

Wipers

4. Markets

Emerging markets

5. Technologies

Applications

6. Archive

Compact DC motors from Johnson Electric

Compact steering motors from Mitsubishi Electric

Continental's electric accelerator pedal

7. Appendix

What is this Report About?

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Main trends in the Electric motors sector

Table 2: Electric motor manufacturers and products supplied, 2016

Table 3: Market volumes of active grille shutters fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 4: Market volumes of brushless HVAC motors fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 5: Automotive electric motors: type, function and number per vehicle

Table 6: Market volumes of motors to power electric parking brakes fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 7: Market volumes of actuators to adjust exterior rearview mirror glass fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 8: Market volumes of motors to power folding mirrors fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 9: Market volumes of motors to power driver and front passenger seats fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 10: Market volumes of motors used in electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 11: Market volumes of motors to power conventional-sized sunroofs fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 12: Market volumes of motors to power side windows fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

Table 13: Market volumes of motors to power wipers fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Magna Seating

Figure 2: Inteva roof system

Figure 3: Federal-Mogul Wipers

Frequently Asked Questions

The automotive electric motors market can be segmented into  active grille shutters, brushless motors for HVAC applications, electric parking brakes, actuator mirrors, power-folding mirrors, seating, steering, sunroofs, windows, and wipers.

North America, Mercosur, Western Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Japan, China, India, Korea, Thailand, Other Asia, Iran, South Africa, and Australia are the top emerging regions in the automotive electric motors market.

The major companies in the electric motors market are Inteva Products, Bosch, Brose, Denso, Globe Motors, Johnson Electric, Mitsuba, and Nidec.

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