Traction Motors serve EV and HEV applications.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for electric and hybrid electric vehicle traction applications, Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) Series offers respective peak power and torque ranges of 8–325 kW and 76–703 Nm, base speed range of 843–7,575 rpm, and peak power densities to 4.2 kw/kg. With 210 mm frame size, GVM210 offers 6 rotor lengths and multiple winding variations. This enables 100+ combinations of base speed and peak power output for fine-tuning of vehicle performance. Operating voltages vary from 24–800 Vdc.

Original Press Release:

Parker Releases the GVM: Standard, Off-the-Shelf Vehicle Traction Motors

The Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) Series of PMAC traction motors is the most comprehensive offering available!

Rohnert Park, CA – Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of vehicle motor and electronics technology, is pleased to announce the first phase of its traction motor launch: the GVM210.

The GVM traction motor series is a highly advanced electric machine intended to be used in electric and hybrid electric vehicle traction applications. Pre-production units are being used and tested in major vehicle programs around the world, and with the official launch, the GVM is available as a standard, off-the-shelf production unit.

Phase 1 of the release includes a 210mm frame size. Within this frame size, there are 6 rotor lengths and numerous winding variations. Those variations together allow the GVM210 to have more than 100 combinations of base speed and peak power output for ultimate scalability and fine-tuning of the vehicle’s performance.

Some key features of the GVM:

• Peak power from 8kW to 325kW

• Peak torque from 76Nm to 703Nm

• Base speed range from 843rpm to 7575rpm

• Peak power densities up to 4.2kw/kg

• Operating voltages from 24VDC to 800VDC

• Tested and validated to SAE J1455 environmental standards

• Highly efficient rotor and stator design yielding up to 20% more range per charge

• Patent-pending cooling configuration uses WEG or ATF (oil)

• Manufactured in USA and Europe

“With the launch of this exciting product, Parker will be able to deliver standard traction motors that can be matched to the vehicle’s needs – exactly," said Jay Schultz, Industry Market Manager for Parker Hannifin. "Vehicle designers no longer have to compromise on a motor with performance that is 'close enough.'”

To download the 32-page GVM210 technical catalog, complete with performance and part numbering tables, visit Future releases will include a 142mm, 310mm and 470mm frame size – all with the same scalability and high performance.

About Parker Hannifin

With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at or its investor information website at


Jay W Schultz,

Industry Market Manager – Vehicle Electrification


5500 Business Park Dr.

Rohnert Park, CA  94928

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