The NextGen motor platform is the answer

The answer!

Our NextGen motor platform for electric commercial vehicles and buses.

You have to be a good listener if you want to develop THE new motor series for electric buses and commercial vehicles. You need a special understanding of the challenges in the bus and truck industry. And you need a clear focus: on a stringent development that fulfills the expectations raised on the basis of decades of experience in perfecting electric drivetrains for a wide variety of heavy duty vehicles. Then you won’t end up with just an answer to the needs of the market, but with NextGen: The answer!

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Outstanding value

Modular. Scalable. Durable.

NextGen is about to become the decisive factor for enabling a new generation of efficient electric commercial vehicles and buses, breaking new grounds in terms of range and available torque. Check out the video for a sneak preview of the 1CS2016-NG-SW-DS, our single-winding PSM direct drive motor designed for 9 to 12 m buses (12 to 18 tons).

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Excellent energy efficiency.

Over a very wide rpm range, all NextGen motors deliver unmatched performance with unmatched efficiency.

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Appr. 20% additional rated torque from zero rpm on.

NextGen offers more than sufficient/plenty of torque from the very start, resulting in smooth and silent acceleration under full load or demanding  road conditions/landscape: The answer to every transportation demand.

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Savings in motor weight / 20% better power-to-weight ratio.

Scalable automotive design with robust aluminum housing – saving weight while adding some extra power to your driving comfort.



Technological advantages

Developed for your success

Highest continuous efficiency of 97% over extra wide range of operation, for longer range and battery life thanks to proven electro-magnetic design.

Best-in-class torque and power density with premium grade magnets for faster pickup.

15 years, 1 million km, 60,000 hour lifetime greased bearings for zero maintenance for life.

Modular design with wide range of vehicle applications for easy spares management.

Aluminum body for robustness and power-to-weight ratio with high corrosion resistance and simplified installation without need for recoating after installation.



NextGen benefits for your business 

Key characteristics

  • Developed according to automotive standards and based on proven technology
  • Aluminum body for robustness and power / weight ratio
  • Direct drive and transmission drive lines
  • Single & double winding stators for standard- & high-power options
  • Higher performance ~30% more continuous torque density &
    more continuous power density
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Improved noise vibration harmonics (NVH) behavior


  • Various customer demands in terms of power and/or torque will be served with appropriately sized motors
  • Direct drive and transmission drive lines with cardan shaft or SAE flange/spline for OEM transmission adaption
  • Single and double winding stators for standard and high-power options or lower DC link voltage (400 V)


  • High share of common parts used over various motors of the new platform
  • Same look and feel over all our new motors results in reduced assembly times for the OEMs
  • Modular design with wide range of vehicle applications for easy spares management


Automotive design

  • Developed according to automotive standards with improved
    power-to-weight ratio

  • Highest protection class IP69K: dust, water and steam tight for harsh conditions
  • Ambient operating temperatures between -40°C and up to 85°C
  • Improved noise, vibration, and harshness – for best driving and passenger comfort
  • Save up to 75% in cable termination time, and reduce non-conformance costs through color-coded HV plugs option over PG cable glands

Cooperation is the basis for success

With Siemens, you can quickly and efficiently realize your plans - with a sustainable future perspective. Feel free to contact our experts for first-hand information.