Electric Motors Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Electric Motors Market Report: By Motor Type (AC, DC, Hermetic), Voltage (Up to 1 kV, 1 kV–6.6 kV, Above 6.6 kV), By Output Power (Upto 1 hp, Above 1 hp), By End-Use (Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Agriculture, Transportation) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/E&P/1753-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Please note that the assessment period of the report has been updated from 2017-2023 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill Sample form for the updated data.

Market Overview


An electric motor is a device that powers devices by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. Such motors function along electromagnetism and are considered highly durable, energy efficient and are low maintenance. The electric motors market finds a strong growth globally owing to its wide use in various household appliance, industrial equipment and even motor vehicles. Escalation in the rate of industrial activity and a latest upswing in the electric vehicles market will be driving a major growth in the electric motors market worldwide. According to Market Research Future (MRFR)’s electric motors market analysis, this market is all set to witness a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period.


Fed by various factors such as massive construction and commercialisation across the developing countries, the global electric motors market will register its sustained growth backed by increase in the demand for electric vehicles also. World Health Organization (WHO) reports state that about 7 million people globally lose their lives to complications arising out of air pollution every year. Statistics like this have inspired many governments to promote the use of electric vehicles in their countries, as a way of dealing with vehicular pollution. They set national sales targets for such vehicles and also help manufacturers by providing subsidies essential for the growth of this rather nascent market.


All this, and much more, is covered in the electric motors market report that details the growth opportunities and market driving factors of this industry. The report essentially provides all major information required by companies for making an assessment of the global electric motors market trends till 2023.


COVID-19 Analysis:


Supply chain disturbances across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be the chief cause of any recent impacts on the global electric motors market and its value. Widespread construction slowdown, delivery halts and labour shortages created due to worldwide shutdowns in 2020 will affect the global electric motors industry in the near-term. China-US trade wars, manufacturing and supply chain disruptions in Europe and China – major sources for components and spare parts of electric motors – has adversely affected the global electric motors market share and this impact will continue to be seen for at least another year before the market booms back completely.


The pandemic situation also affected currencies all over the world and many have undergone a swift depreciation. This has created an imbalance in the value of exports and imports globally which are paid for in US dollars. Currency depreciation will therefore lead to financial losses to components manufacturers and is expected to dampen the global electric motors market further.


Market Dynamics


HVAC Industry Drives Global Electric Motors Market


The global electric motors market growth will be directly driven by the radical pace of industrialisation and commercialisation that will be powering construction activities around the world – especially the Asia Pacific region. The resulting demand for industrial equipment will increase the demand for electric motors globally. The HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry – an important consumer for electric DC motors) is also connected with the construction industry and will propel the global electric motors market upwards during the forecast period.

Electric Vehicles And Long-Term Growth Opportunities Of Electric Motors Market


Environment awareness and global focus on reducing carbon footprint are major factors driving the electric vehicles market. With various new technological innovations transforming the façade of automotive industry and the world moving toward electric mobility, the electric vehicular segment provides an excellent growth opportunity for electric motors market growth.


Governments all over the world are also providing a growth-conducive environment for electric vehicles manufacturers by providing tax exemptions, etc., thereby promoting the electric motors market in the process. Reports suggest that China will lead the global passenger electrical vehicles by claiming 50% of the global share by 2025.


Global Electric Motors Market Restraints


China dominates, and practically dictates, the market for raw materials required for making electric motors. Global export of materials such as steel bars, copper wires, and precision thin metals such as specialty alloys, required for making electric motors are controlled by a small number of manufacturers and suppliers in China. The products are entirely identical and the only competing point is the price – whichever product is cheaper gets more traction in the global market. Price fluctuations as such are then borne by importers and consumers of these products and when a product price increases, profit margins are reduced and this creates a threat for the growth of the entire electric motors market growth prospects.


Unorganised Market Challenges Overall Growth Of Electric Motors Market


The electric motors market is a very fragmented one with a vast number of organised as well as unorganised players offering different qualities of the same product at varying prices. While the organised sector provides a higher quality product and focuses on the industrial buyers, the unorganised sector offers cheaper quality products for the local markets. The brand recall of organised sector may be high but the price of the products creates vast difference in the affordability of the product. Therefore, biggest industrial challenge is when the high-priced organised sector products face an enormous competition from the lower-priced unorganised sector offerings.


Electric Motors Market Segmentation Based On Various Factors:


The report seeks to analyse and understand the electric motor market dynamics at length and segments the market based on various factors to attain that understanding. The following are the key segmentation metrics of this market:


Electric Motors Market By Type



  • Alternate Current (AC) Motors

    • Synchronous AC motors

    • Induction AC motor



  • Direct Current (DC) Motors

    • Brushed DC motor

    • Brushless DC motor




In 2017, it was the AC electric motor segment that had the largest share, due to its role in the energy-efficient conveyor systems across the global manufacturing and automotive industries.


Electric Motors Market By Power Rating



  • Integral Horsepower (IHP) output

  • Fractional horsepower (FHP) output.


Growing automobile market has increased the global demand for several low-power applications, such as electric windows, windshield wipers, power steering and power seats, etc. This demand will power the growth of the electric motor market in the coming years, making FHP electric motors the fastest growing segment during the forecast period.


Electric Motors Market By Voltage Range



  • 9 Volts & below

  • 10-20 Volts

  • 21-60 Volts

  • 60 Volts & above


In 2017, the largest share under this segmentation was claimed by the 60 V & above category due to its application and extensive use in heavy industrial machinery used in manufacturing and automotive industries.


Electric Motors Market By Speed (RPM)



  • Low-Speed Electric Motors (Less Than 1,000 RPM)

  • Medium-Speed Electric Motors (1,001-25,000 RPM)

  • High-Speed Electric Motors (25,001-75,000 RPM)

  • Ultrahigh-Speed Electric Motors (Greater Than 75,001 RPM)


Electric Motors Market By End User



  • Industrial machinery

  • Motor vehicles

  • Heating, Ventilating, And Cooling Equipment (HVAC)

  • Aerospace & transportation

  • Household appliances

  • Other commercial applications


Electric Motors Market By Region



  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • Latin America

  • Middle East & Africa


Regional Analysis


Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest electric motor market growth during the forecast period owing to rapid industrialization, and widespread commercialisation in the region. The automotive industry in the APAC region will also grow at an accelerated rate during the forecast period, driving the electric motors market trends further up in the forecast period till 2023. The developed economies are expected to grow at a sustained rate andwill be providing a definitive direction in the industry by investing in innovative eco-friendly technologies that would impact the overall structure.

Competitive Landscape


Quite a few major companies operate in the lectric market domain. The chief among them are ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Nidec Corporation (Japan), Wolong (China), and WEG (Brazil). The companies in this domain, as with other technology based domains, survive and thrive by means of knowledge-sharing partnerships, and other expansion strategies such a mergers & acquisition.

The key players detailed at length in this report are:



  • ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)

  • Siemens AG (Germany)

  • General Electric Company (U.S.)

  • Nidec Corporation (Japan)

  • Denso Corporation (Japan)

  • Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Ametek, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

  • Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.)

  • Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)

  • Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (Hong Kong)

  • Rockwell Automation (U.S.)

  • WEG S.A. (Brazil)

  • ARC Systems, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Toshiba International Corporation (U.S.)



Report Overview:


The report explores the electric motors market in detail and provides forecast for upcoming trends by analysing all the information collected from the market. The report includes the following:



  • An all-encompassing analysis of the current and emerging electric motors market trends and dynamics.

  • Detailed analysis of the market in line with key product positioning and monitoring of the competitive landscape.

  • A complete analysis of all regions to determine the prevailing opportunities, market driving forces, challenges faced and market growth restraints.

  • An in-depth analysis of electric motor market trends and market outlook in the light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Global electric motor market forecast analysis from till 2023.

  • A brief understanding of the key market players, within the electric motor market, and their strategies in order to understand the competitive framework of the industry and technological innovations therein.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   6.2% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Motor Type, Voltage, Output Power and End-Use
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), General Electric Company (U.S.), Nidec Corporation (Japan), Denso Corporation (Japan), Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Ametek, Inc. (U.S.), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (Hong Kong), Rockwell Automation (U.S.), WEG S.A. (Brazil), ARC Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Toshiba International Corporation (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   Environment awareness and global focus on reducing carbon footprint
  Key Market Drivers   The growing incorporation of high efficacy motors by automakers


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


At 6.2% CAGR, the electric motors market is likely to surge between 2017 and 2023.

The electric motors market can touch a substantial valuation by 2023.

General Electric Company (U.S.), Denso Corporation (Japan), Nidec Corporation (Japan), and Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) are some well-established companies in the electric motors market.

The growing incorporation of high efficacy motors by automakers can propel the global electric motors market growth.

The rapidly expanding automobile industry in APAC can bolster the regional electric motors market growth.