GCiS China Strategic Research
GCiS China Strategic Research

Asia’s Electric Bike Revolution to Disrupt Lithium-Ion Battery Playing Field – Gaps Emerge for Phosphate Specialists

Shanghai, China, July 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- GCiS China Strategic Research has published a study of the China market for five types of lithium-ion battery. The study, which provides detailed five-year forecasts, finds that Asia’s booming electric bikes market will drive demand for high-density and stable batteries. This will result in an increased need for lithium-ion batteries using a phosphate cathode.

Lithium-ion batteries have superior power-to-weight ratios and faster charge times than older batteries like lead-acid or NiCad. They are the dominant power source for consumer electronics such as laptops, cell-phones and power tools; products, which for the most part are assembled in China, generating a huge production scale for cobalt and manganese cathode Li-ion.

But these traditional types of lithium-ion batteries are prone to explosion when manufactured at the size required for bikes and cars. “Lithium-ion phosphate is the only commercialized alternative,” said Edward Barlow, senior analyst and author of the study. “Many of today’s market leaders are committed to supplying batteries for smaller applications. The diversified suppliers may not have enough capacity to meet the surge in Lithium-ion phosphate demand over the next three to five years. This is going to create a gap for suppliers with the technological know-how and scalability.”


Beijing: Ed Barlow 86-10-5978-9958 (ext. 124) research@gcis.com.cn
Shanghai: Matt Verbaet 86-21-6251-3173 matthieu@gcis.com.cn

About the GCIS China Lithium-ion Batteries Market Report
This GCiS market study draws on a three month, in-depth primary survey of over 100 of the market’s supply side and downstream players. It is essential reading for any professional needing accurate and detailed strategic information of this market. Major areas covered include: market size and shares, five-year projections, market structure, value chains, pricing trends, distribution, consumption, an assessment of key suppliers and more.

About GCiS China Strategic Research
GCiS (www.GCiS.com.cn) is a China-based market research and advisory firm focused on business to business markets. Since 1997, GCiS has been working with leading multinationals such as Siemens and GE in sectors ranging from technology to industrial markets, power, chemicals, resources, and a few others.
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