Lithium ion batteries were first proposed in the 1970’s and commercially developed in the 1990’s. Since then, the market for lithium ion batteries has grown to $11 billion (2010) and is expected to reach $43 billion by 2020.
Up to now, the lithium ion battery market has been predominantly consumer (90% as of today) but new, diversified applications including EV (Electric Vehicles / Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles / Hybrid Electric Vehicles) and ESS (Electrical Storage Systems) are expected to provide the new growth engines.
As a result, the lithium ion market landscape will undergo a profound change, bringing huge increases in demand, profits in the billions of US dollars and competitive upheaval.
This report provides a detailed look at the global lithium ion battery market in all its aspects, including:
* The total addressable market and growth rates for consumer, xEV and ESS applications between 2010 and 2020
* Electric Vehicles/Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Hybrid Electric Vehicles demand trends.
* Major opportunities
* Battery technology trends
* Battery materials technology trends
* Battery technology, political and standards risks
* Challenges ahead
* Price trends
* Cost trends
* The competitive landscape
* Japanese, Korean and Chinese rivalry
* Producer market shares
* Partnerships and joint ventures