This IDC Energy Insights report quantifies the global manufacturing buildout for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries on a regional basis and by chemistry type and then compares the potential supply of Li-ion batteries with a forecast of global demand. The world is in the midst of an enormous manufacturing buildout for Li-ion batteries. The 2011 manufacturing capacity of 6,689MWh will increase to 26,149MWh by 2015, thanks to massive private and public investment in the sector.
"The lithium ion manufacturing buildout will reach a rough equilibrium with demand from car manufacturers, consumer electronics buyers, and electricity grid operators over the course of the next few years," says Sam Jaffe, research manager, IDC Energy Insights. "This will lead to a dramatic reduction in price for Li-ion cells to as low as $400/kWh by 2015."
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NEC Corporation, SK Energy Co., Ltd, EnerDel, Inc., Saft, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., LG Corp., A123 SYSTEMS, INC., Hitachi, Ltd., THUNDER SKY BATTERY LIMITED, Seiko Instruments Inc., K.K. Lithium Energy Japan, China BAK Battery, Inc., GS Yuasa Corporation, Sony Corporation, ENAX, Inc., Boston-Power, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., GP Batteries International Limited, HYUNDAI CORPORATION, SB LiMotive Co., Ltd., UD Trucks Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, BYD Company Limited, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, International Battery, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation, China Aviation Optical-Electrical Technology Co., Ltd., Daimler AG, Electrovaya Inc, Mitsubishi Corporation, Samsung