This report examines the current and future strategies of Asian hybrid and EV battery OEMs, looking at their attitudes towards electric vehicles and hybrids, and a look at their future models. The report also looks at the issue of overcapacity in the battery sector, taking a look at the major players and where they are placed in the market.
Japanese automakers reported record hybrid and battery-electric vehicle sales in 2012 while claiming an estimated 87% of global demand in the segments. Although their share fell slightly from 2011 levels, sales nearly doubled to 1.5 million units. Global demand rose to 1.8 million units, nearly 95% of which were conventional two-motor and one-motor hybrids.
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Introduction 2013 and beyond EVs Versus Fuel Cell Vehicles
Toyota Toyota, the big winner Toyotaâs roadmap: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, then fuel cell vehicles Toyota joins with BMW in future powertrain technologies
Honda Honda tests market with its first plug-in hybrid
Nissan Nissan comes up short in 2012 Doubling down on the LEAF
Mitsubishi Mitsubishi âplug-inâ strategy stalls for the moment
Hyundai Hyundai and Kia opt for lithium
Mazda Mazda takes conventional powertrain route First âMazdaâ hybrid on the way
Subaru Subaru readies first hybrid Suzuki planning plug-in Swift launch
Idle-stop systems making inroads; mild hybrids stall Suzukiâs âEne-Chargeâ system Mazda âi-ELOOPâ Panasonicâs new 12-volt energy recovery system Japanese truck and busmakers Hino Motors, Ltd Isuzu Motors, Ltd Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp
Battery market facing overcapacity Automotive Energy Supply Corp Blue Energy Co., Ltd Lithium Energy Japan Hitachi Vehicle Energy Ltd LG Chem Ltd Panasonic Corp Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd Samsung SDI Co., Ltd Toshiba Corp
Supplier Profiles B456 Systems (formerly A123 Systems) AESC Aleees Amberjac Amperex Axion Power Blue Energy Japan BYD Continental Deutsche Accumotive Dow Kokam EIG Exide Technologies LG Chem Lithium Energy Japan SK Innovation Sumitomo Electric Valence Visteon Yazaki
Table 1: Hybrid-EV Sales in 2012 Table 2: 2015 Fuel Economy Targets in Japan, South Korea, the US and the EU Table 3: Hybrid/EV Production Outside Japan and South Korea Table 4: Cumulative Lithium Battery Shipments to Mitsubishi (by Supplier and Model) Table 5: CX5 Engine Specifications Table 6: Cars Installed with Idle-Stop Table 7: Japanese Hybrid Truck SpecificationsTable 8: Hybrids with Lithium-Ion Batteries Table 9: LEAF Battery Specifications Table 10: Civic Hybrid/Insight Battery Specifications Table 11: LEV50 Specifications Table 12: Hitachi Battery Specifications Table 13: LG Chem Battery Specifications Table 14: Sanyo Lithium-ion Battery Specifications (18650 type) Table 15: Panasonic/Sanyo Lithium Battery Customers Table 16: Primearth Battery Specifications Table 17: Primearth Batteries by Model and Type