SAE International Hosting Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium for Electric, Hybrid Vehicles in Stuttgart, Germany

By Sae International, PRNE
Thursday, November 18, 2010

WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, November 19, 2010 - SAE International will host the 2010 Powertrain Electric Motor Symposium
for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles on Dec. 1 in Stuttgart, Germany. The program
will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest global innovations in the
powertrain electric traction motor industry.

With the recent growth in Electric Motor technology development and
innovation comes a new strategic focus: Some automakers have decided to
design, develop, and produce their traction motors in house, rather than
purchase off-the-shelf machines from specialist suppliers. Off-the-shelf
motors, no matter how extensively they are adapted for a specific
application, can compromise the efficiencies of the propulsion system.

The fact that the OEMs are starting their own design, development and
manufacturing has a considerable impact on the supply chain. A panel,
including representatives from GM, Daimler, Volkswagen and Chrysler and major
suppliers will discuss how OEMs will need to start new supplier relationships
for products which they have not purchased directly before. These products
include wire, steel, epoxy, sensors and so on. This means that these new
suppliers (and the OEMs) will need to create specifications for certification
and qualification.

Technical issues will be addressed, as well as market growth projections,
requirements and cost structures for the permanent magnet motor, the
induction motor and the switch reluctance motor. By offering the latest
insights, knowledge and visions, the symposium will give attendees
well-balanced information for investment opportunities and risks.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet peers from
leading companies involved in electric traction motors.

For more information, visit ; contact SAE Customer
Service at +1-877-606-7323, outside the U.S. and Canada call +1-724-776-4970;
or e-mail .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers
and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and
commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are
life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE
International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many
programs, including A World In Motion(R) and the Collegiate Design Series.

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Contact: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, +1-724-772-8522 or

Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, +1-724-772-8522 or pr at

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