“Lithium ion battery market for lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery type expected to grow at the highest rate between 2018 and 2025” :
Lithium nickel manganese cobalt (Li-NMC) type batteries are used in application areas like e-bikes, power tools, medical equipment, and other electric powertrains. Use of cobalt in 1:1:1 ratio with a combination of nickel and manganese gives the optimum result while keeping the cost low, in spite of cobalt being expensive, owing to a low proportion of cobalt in the combination. The energy density of Li-NMC batteries is its primary strength.
The automobile industry in Europe is strategic industry with the leanest production processes and optimized use of energy for manufacturing. Increasing market share of EV in Europe is prominently supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries. Increasing funding from the government is supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries in electric cars. GREENLION is a project funded by EU for manufacturing cheaper and dependable lithium ion batteries for electric cars. These are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the lithium ion battery market in Europe.
The major players involved in the lithium ion battery market are LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (South Korea), BYD Co. Ltd. (China), BAK Group (China), A123 Systems, LLC. (U.S.), GS Yuasa Corporation (Japan), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Johnson Controls Inc. (U.S.), Saft Groupe S.A. (France), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), and Valence Technology Inc. (U.S.).