Manufacturing Snapshot: Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Cells
CEMAC provides deep analysis to help policymakers and industry gain deeper understanding of the state of and opportunity space in manufacturing of automotive lithium-ion battery cells and other clean energy technologies. These high-level insights are drawn from Benchmarks of Global Clean Energy Manufacturing.
The manufacturing supply chain for automotive Lithium-ion batteries
- In 2014, Li-ion batteries for vehicles produced 3.1 billion USD in value added.
- Most value added accrued in Japan (1.3 billion USD). The United States (0.6 billion USD) and China and South Korea (0.5 billion USD each) followed.
- In 2014, Japan, South Korea, and China were home to the majority of manufacturing capacity for Li-ion cells for all applications. The capacity grew to serve consumer electronics markets.
- With respect to automotive-specific cell manufacturing capacity, the United States was a major manufacturing nation in 2014, hosting 20% of global manufacturing capacity.