The Asian Hybrid, EV and Battery Report

  • July 2013
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  • Supplier Business
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  • 98 pages

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.

Table Of Contents

2013 and beyond
EVs Versus Fuel Cell Vehicles

Toyota, the big winner
Toyota’s roadmap: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, then fuel cell vehicles
Toyota joins with BMW in future powertrain technologies

Honda tests market with its first plug-in hybrid

Nissan comes up short in 2012
Doubling down on the LEAF

Mitsubishi ‘plug-in’ strategy stalls for the moment

Hyundai and Kia opt for lithium

Mazda takes conventional powertrain route
First ‘Mazda’ hybrid on the way

Subaru readies first hybrid
Suzuki planning plug-in Swift launch

Idle-stop systems making inroads; mild hybrids stall
Suzuki’s ‘Ene-Charge’ system
Mazda ‘i-ELOOP’
Panasonic’s 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)
Axion Power
Blue Energy Japan
Deutsche Accumotive
Dow Kokam
Exide Technologies
LG Chem
Lithium Energy Japan
SK Innovation
Sumitomo Electric


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

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