Those interested in tracking the state of the electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing market will likely be interested in taking a look at the chart and table below — which provide a fair amount of data on the market as pertaining to consumer electric car batteries (not pertaining to “heavy duty” vehicles such as buses, or to energy storage systems). And a big thanks to José Pontes for the numbers.
|Battery Manufacturer||1st Quarter 2015 (MWh)||2014 (MWh)||% of 1Q 2015||% of 2014|
|Beijing Pride Power (BPP)||47||121||2%||2%|
As you can see, Panasonic continues to dominate the market — with Tesla’s strong showing being a major factor. The company supplies Volkswagen as well, though, it should be remembered — giving it some growth potential beyond the Tesla association.
The joint venture between Nissan Motors and NEC, AESC, is continuing on its long dive (down nearly 20% of top 10 market share in just 3 years). Considering that Nissan will be sourcing batteries from LG Chem in the future, this dive is set to continue.
BYD is continuing to do well — and it should be noted here that these figures don’t even factor in the company’s electric buses or its energy storage solutions (which are considerable). BYD’s market share is especially thanks to the top-selling Qin EV, but also its many other market offerings.
The rest of the list (again, coming to us via the EV Sales blog) is about what you’d expect — a slow loss of top 10 market share mostly, with the exception of LG Chem and Samsung, which are providing the batteries for the Chevy Volt and some of BMW’s electric offerings, respectively.
Some of the small companies further down the list have managed to gain some market share as well, though. Wanxiang managed to climb to number 7 (up from number 11 in 2014) with a top 10 market share increase of 2% thanks to the success of the Zotye E20, etc.