Advanced Battery Market to Be Driven by Electric Cars, Reports GBI Research

25 Jun 2012 • by Natalie Aster

Growing consumer demand for economically and environmentally friendly energy storage devices, particularly for the next generation of electric cars, is advancing the technology for rechargeable batteries. Ever decreasing oil and gas reserves across the globe are driving up fossil fuel prices and encouraging customers to shift towards sustainable energy sources. One of the most significant developments is the potential switch from petroleum-based vehicles to electric alternatives. Electric vehicles require different energy storage devices to run, and this will fuel the demand for advanced batteries in the future. The current Electric Vehicles (EV) market mainly consists of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

The new report "Advanced Batteries Market to 2020 - Demand for Electric Vehicles to Drive Growth, Asia Pacific to Remain the Major Producer" by GBI Research states that rechargeable batteries held a share of approximately 76% of the total batteries market in 2011, and primarily included include Li-ion batteries, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, and Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries.Li-ion batteries are currently dominating the energy storage market compared to the other two nickel-based batteries, as they are the most modern technology in the market, offering higher energy density and better performance than other battery types. NiCd batteries are swiftly being phased out completely, as they offer only half the capacity of NiMH batteries for the same weight or volume, and only one-fourth that of Li-ion batteries, giving the NiCd battery a poor price-performance ratio.

Report Details:

Advanced Batteries Market to 2020 - Demand for Electric Vehicles to Drive Growth, Asia Pacific to Remain the Major Producer
Published: June, 2012
Pages: 65
Price: US$ 3.500,00

The Asia-Pacific region has historically been the market leader in the Li-ion batteries market, with China, Korea and Japan being the major producers. Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the market leader with a share of 53% in 2020, due to the growing consumption pattern for batteries. However, North America's batteries market is expected to grow at a higher growth rate compared to Asia-Pacific over the forecast period, from a 9% share of the global Li-ion batteries market in 2011 to a 29% share by 2020. As a result of these factors, GBI Research expect the global advanced batteries market to grow from $16.7 billion in 2011 to $56.2 billion in 2020 at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4%.

More information can be found in the report “Advanced Batteries Market to 2020 - Demand for Electric Vehicles to Drive Growth, Asia Pacific to Remain the Major Producer” by GBI Research.

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