DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z294n2/strategic) has announced the addition of the "Strategic Analysis of Future Battery Chemistries for Electric Vehicles in Europe and North America " report to their offering.
This strategic insight covers the adoption of different battery chemistries and their types by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers over the next 10-15 years. Although a number of alternative chemistries in EV batteries are emerging, the most probable candidates have been identified as lithium sulfur, zinc air, and lithium air. The study analyses current and future developments in the mentioned technologies and offers an overview of ongoing research projects on EV batteries. Also included are a market introduction roadmap, a technology roadmap, adoption by OEM, and crucial developments in the lithium ion technology, including discussion of battery recycling and storage. The base year used for analysis is 2014 and forecast span 2015 to 2020.
- Automakers will continue using Li-ion batteries in electric vehicles (EVs) for at least a decade as alternative technologies are still in the development phase; indications are not apparent of any new technology adoption in the mid term (next 5-7 years).
- Advanced Li-ion technology, Li-air, Li-S, and Zn-air batteries are expected to be the most promising alternatives to the existing batteries in terms of energy density, safety, cost, and life cycle.
- Zn-air technology is likely to be the most cost-effective solution due to the wide availability of materials; however, Li-S is expected to be the safest alternative technology.
- Volkswagen has announced plans to work on Li-air batteries in EVs that are likely to be tested in the VW electric Golf. IBM's Li-air battery work in partnership with Toyota is called the IBM Battery project; however, a number of challenges have to be addressed.
- All the battery manufacturers are working on battery recycle programs, adopting different methods such as smelting to recover valuable metals and various other physical and chemical processes to recover battery-grade materials.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
3. Electric Vehicle Market Overview
4. Market Overview
5. Current Battery Chemistries and Comparative Analysis
6. Drivers and Restraints
7. Future Battery Chemistries
8. OEMs' View of Battery Types
9. Battery Recycling
10. Case Studies
11. Conclusions and Future Outlook
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