For more than 50 years, the so-called field-oriented control is standard for controlled electric drive systems. However, due to the system characteristics, an arbitrary improvement of the controller properties is not possible. Predictive control methods that do not require cascade structures are an alternative. This trilingual book is the first to provide a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the field of model-based predictive control in electric drives. Model-based predictive controllers, known from classical control engineering and applied with great success in process engineering, are investigated for their suitability in electric drives. Various strategies are presented, assistance is given in the implementation of these methods and detailed derivations of the individual control algorithms are explained.