Menahem Anderman’s latest iteration of the XEv insider report, issued this week, confidently predicts the global lithium-ion xEV business will reach US$3.8bn in 2015 and US$9.2bn in 2020.
Anderman’s in-depth report is based on on-site interviews with senior battery technologists and business development executives at 18 major automakers and 20 battery-system suppliers on three continents.
The report assesses multiple xEV architectures and reveals that low-cost systems at 14V and strong-hybrid architectures at 140 -300V provide the best value proposition for both carmaker and customer, while the intermediate mild-hybrid solutions are faltering. It further discusses the technological status and manufacturing positions of individual battery producers and points out the Japanese and Korean battery manufacturers who are best positioned to succeed in the market.
Anderman will be hosting his bi-annual Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Atlanta Georgia next year, but BEST Battery Briefing observes the number of exhibitors listed appears strongly down on 2013. Is the die already cast? Go to www.advancedautobat.com to confirm.