Archive of Synthesis Partners’ public reports, sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s, EERE-Vehicle Technologies Office.

Each public report below represents the culmination of 100s of in-depth subject matter expert (SME) engagements, based on 1000s of unique primary source contacts and secondary sources assessed over one year. This work is focused on the North American supply chain for transport electrification (PHEV and EV) and traction drive component-related materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you.

Technology Intelligence: Electric Traction Drive Motors (2009)View/Download
Technology Intelligence: IGBTs/High-Power Silicon Switches (2009)View/Download
Technology Intelligence: Rare Earth Materials and Rare Earth Magnets (2009)View/Download
Technology and Market Intelligence: Recycling of Automotive Motors, Power Electronics and Rare Earths (2010)View/Download
Technology and Market Intelligence: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors:
Silicon Carbide for Automotive Applications (2010)
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Ames Automated Literature Support: BREM 500 Pilot Demonstration (2011) View/Download
Technology and Market Intelligence: Hybrid Vehicle Power Inverters Cost Analysis (2011) View/Download
Assessing the North American Supply Chain for Automotive Traction Drive Power Electronics (2013) View/Download
Technology Roadmap Analysis: Assessing Automotive Technology R&D Relevant to DOE Power Electronics Cost Targets (2013) View/Download
North American Traction Drive Power Electronics and Motors Supply Chain Analysis (2015) View/Download
Review of Public Data on Costs of Wide Bandgap (WBG) Substrate Manufacturing (2015) View/Download
North American Motor Supply Chain Assessment: Current State and Gap Analysis (2016) View/Download
R&D Gap and Trend Analysis for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: On Connectivity, Sensors and Sensor System Report (2017)View/Download
Class 3-8 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Operating on North American Roads:
Supply Chain Assessment of Vehicles, Drive-Train Motors, Inverters, Converters and Batteries Report (2019)
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Class 3-8 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Operating on North American Roads:
Supply Chain Assessment of Vehicles, Drive-Train Motors, Inverters, Converters and Batteries Report [UPDATED CORRECTION] (2019)
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North American (NA) Light Duty Electric Vehicle (LDEV) Supplier Equipment Market and Supply Chain Gap Intelligence Report (2020)View/Download

Synthesis Partners Annual Merit Review Public Briefings
Traction Drive Inverter Cost Analysis and Market Intelligence (2011)View/Download
Global Automotive Power Electronics R&D Relevant To DOE 2015 and 2020 Cost Targets (2012)View/Download
Automotive Technology R&D Relevant to DOE Power Electronics Cost Target Assessment (2013) View/Download
North American Power Electronics Supply Chain Analysis (2014)View/Download
North American Electric Traction Drive Supply Chain Analysis: Motors (2015)View/Download
North American Supply Chain for Traction Drive Motors and Power Electronics (2016)View/Download
Assessing the North American Supply Chain for Traction Drive Inverters, Motors and Batteries for Class 3-8 Hybrid Electric and PlugIn Electric Commercial Vehicles (2018)View/Download
E-Mobility Supply Chain Analysis: North American Supply Chain for Traction Drive Inverters, Motors and Batteries for Class 3-8 Hybrid Electric and Plug-In Electric Commercial Vehicles (2019)View/Download
Traction Drive RE Magnet NA Supply Chain Assessment: Trends, Gaps and Anticipated Strategic Moves of Interest to VTO R&D Planners (2020)View/Download