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Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers: Chemistry, Strategy, Success

Comparison of global activities

Brand new forecasts for 2016-2026

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This report concerns lithium-based rechargeable batteries. Predominantly, they are lithium-ion but we also cover alternatives usually with no intercalation and using lithium metal. All serious analysts predict that these will be responsible for the majority of expenditure on rechargeable batteries over the coming decade, notably in the lithium-ion form. It is therefore important for those making, designing in and using such batteries to understand the variations emerging and their potential for success or failure. Unfortunately, even comprehensive listings of manufacturers and intending manufacturers are hard to find. This report clarifies the situation, revealing the product chemistry, strategy and electric vehicle success of manufacturers and intending manufacturers.
The lithium-ion "Li-ion" battery business (most of the batteries covered in this report) is growing very rapidly to many tens of billions of dollars yearly, thanks to billions of dollars continuing to be invested in the industry. Their use is widening well beyond e-readers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones with vehicles being particularly important for the future, mainly hybrid electric and pure electric vehicles by land, water and air. However, everything about Li-ion is changing, including all electrode and electrolyte chemistry and morphology, so keeping up with the what, why and when is essential. Many niche and volume opportunities are opening up for all in the value chain.
Rechargeable batteries are replacing single-use batteries. Think of what has happened with cameras. They are essential in newly successful products such as hybrid buses, Mars landers, automatic underwater vehicles and silent electric aircraft. Demand has entered the fast growth phase.
For the first time, we analyse over 140 manufacturers and putative manufacturers across the world concentrating on the chemistry and format of their batteries, EV sales success (where that is a chosen focus) and strategy in a detailed table, with separate explanation and easy-to-understand pie charts of analysis. Lucid, easily read text gives problems, opportunities and view of the future globally.
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Table of Contents
1.1.IDTechEx forecasts for number thousands of electric vehicles and therefore battery packs including for hybrids sold by year globally 2015-2026
1.1.IDTechEx forecasts for number millions of electric vehicles and therefore battery packs including for hybrids sold by year globally 2015-2026
1.1.Electric vehicle market forecasts 2015-2026
1.2.Global electricity storage market for renewables
1.2.Battery packs for 45 categories of electric vehicle land, water and air at one per vehicle
1.2.Battery packs for 45 categories of electric vehicle land, water and air at one per vehicle
1.3.Comparison of the price, performance, safety compromise of lithium-ion traction battery packs
1.3.Comparison of cells, modules and battery packs
1.3.Lithium-ion traction battery cost forecasts
1.4.What needs to be improved?
1.4.Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) images of the raw SiO (a), plasma sprayed (PS-PVD) powder with CH4 addition (C/Si = 1) (b) and its higher magnification.
1.4.1.Wearable electronics problems
1.4.2.Mobile phone/Internet of People problems
1.4.3.Internet of Things and other network problems
1.5.Cells - modules - battery packs
1.5.High resolution transmission electron microscopy images of the PS-PVD Si core and SiOx shell composites processed (a) without and (b) with 1.1 slm methane (CH4) gas addition. The CH4 promotes the reduction of SiO and decreases the
1.6.PRISS (PRIntable Solid-State battery),
1.6.Tesla's Battery Coup - Winners and Losers
1.7.Toshiba LTO battery for UK 2MW energy storage system
1.8.A123 Venture Technologies collaboration with MIT start-up SolidEnergy
1.9.Structural components are the future
1.10.Silicon sponge improves lithium-ion battery performance
1.11.Nano-sized silicon oxide electrode for lithium ion batteries
1.12.Printable solid-state Lithium-ion batteries
2.1.Nomenclature for lithium-based rechargeable batteries
2.1.Top electric vehicle lithium-ion battery suppliers in 2014 by MWh
2.1.Lithium-ion or something else?
2.2.Top EV battery suppliers
2.2.Lessons from geographical spread
2.2.Planar Energy roadmap
2.2.143 manufacturers and putative manufacturers of lithium-based rechargeable batteries with country, cathode and anode chemistry, electrolyte morphology, case type, applicational priorities and customer relationships, if any, in sel
2.3.Number of manufacturers making or preparing to make lithium-ion vs other types of lithium-based battery % rounded
2.3.Lessons from market positioning
2.4.Cathode chemistry
2.4.Manufacturers of lithium-based rechargeable batteries by country % rounded
2.4.1.Can NMC cathodes improve a great deal?
2.5.Priority applicational sectors for lithium-based rechargeable battery manufacturers, some having more than one priority
2.5.Anode chemistry
2.5.1.Charging portable electronics in ten minutes
2.5.2.Extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
2.6.Solid or gel polymer or glassy inorganic electrolyte and choice of chemistry
2.6.Examples of winners in niche and volume sales of lithium-ion batteries by market sector and positioning
2.7.The cathode chemistry chosen by 143 manufacturers of lithium based batteries, some choosing several options
2.7.Choice of electrolyte chemistry
2.8.Containment cases
2.8.The anode chemistry chosen by 143 manufacturers of lithium based batteries, some choosing several options
2.9.Polymer, glassy inorganic and liquid electrolyte choice between 143 manufacturers of lithium-based batteries
2.9.Near perfect batteries are supercapacitors
2.10.Where will we be in ten years' time with lithium-based rechargeable batteries?
2.11.Supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries are now one business

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Pages 62
Tables 5
Figures 15
Forecasts to 2026

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