xEVs and lithium-ion battery trends (3)

The move from lithium-ion batteries to all solid-state ceramic batteries

2017/05/01

Summary

  In response to its diesel scandal and globally stricter environmental regulations, VW formulated the "Together-Strategy 2025," and announced in June 2016 that it will release thirty EV models by 2025. According to VW, it aims to sell 2 to 3 million EVs (20 to 25% of VW's total vehicle sales) by 2025. The OEM will develop an MEB platform exclusively for EVs, and release vehicles underpinned by it from 2020. Daimler also announced it will release twenty EV and PHEV models (roughly 25% of its total vehicle sales) by 2022. Likewise, BMW will convert 15 to 25% of its total vehicle sales to xEVs by 2025. In the U.S., OEMs such as Tesla, GM, and Ford have also announced they will release 10 to 13 PHEV and EV models by 2020.

  As the number of EVs is increasing around the world, battery suppliers are fiercely competing to increase production and improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs).
(xEVs and lithium-ion battery trends Part 1, Part 2)

  Analysts have suggested that a prerequisite to widespread adoption of xEVs is further reduction of costs as continued improvements to energy density, power density, and quick-charging performance of LiBs. This report, the 3rd in a series covering the Rechargeable Battery Expo seminar that was hosted by Battery Japan, will introduce next-generation all solid-state ceramic batteries, which are expected to replace LiBs.

VW MEB platform Output density and
energy density of all solid-state batteries
(VW MEB platform: VW documents) (Output density and energy density of all solid-state batteries: Nature Energy documents)

Related reports: xEVs and lithium-ion battery trends

Part 2: Companies compete to develop batteries with a driving range of 500 km (Mar. 2017)
Part 1: Trends at Tesla and demand forecasts for lithium-ion batteries by B3 (Apr. 2017)
European automaker technology trends: Electric Vehicles (Nov. 2016)
Tesla Motors: Accelerating plans for production of 500,000 vehicles to 2018 (Oct. 2016)