The environment often influences the choice of motors and not just its capability for a particular application. For instance, in the automotive sector, a motor may be chosen for its ability to operate from a low-voltage battery rather than in an Alternating Current (AC) environment.
Brushed DC (BDC), Brushless DC (BLDC) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMS) motors are popular in this segment. Washing machines or industrial machinery are mains-powered and are designed with an ACI motor that has the ability to run directly on 110V, 220V or on higher voltage. Sometimes however, industrial users may favor high-voltage BLDC or PMS motors as they might be offering higher torque at lower speeds compared to ACI motors.