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EVs forecasted to drive global lithium-ion battery market

Grand View Research forecasts the global lithium-ion battery market to register a 17% growth by 2025.

Revenue generation within the market is expected to reach $93 billion by 2025.

The electric vehicles (EV) market is expected to be a major driver for the overall marketplace.

The growing adoption of lithium-ion batteries in portable consumer electronics and grid storage systems will accelerate its growth.

“As automakers ramp up production for evermore EVs, demand on the power grid from EVs will grow exponentially. According to best estimates, growth in EV adoption could drive a 300-fold increase in electricity consumption by 2040, compared to 2016.

“The current grid will need to evolve significantly to accommodate that growth, driving a blitz of new innovation in wind and solar power, which will ultimately shift global reliance on coal toward clean energy alternatives,” according to a statement.

EV market growth

The rapid growth of the EV market is a result of increased focus on EVs by governments in efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the implementation of clean environment legislations banning gas-powered vehicles.

Governments such as the US have intensified iissueng incentives to accelerate consumer adoption of EVs.

The rising demand for efficient but clean energy is also accelerating the lithium market and causing prices to rise dramatically.

The energy storage systems segment is expected to witness the fastest growth rate because of the ongoing developments in the wind and solar PV across the world.

In 2018, lithium prices surged by 45%, or to $16,500 per ton year-over-year as the demand began to outpace the supply.

Ongoing technological advancements are aimed towards reducing the weight of these batteries, while also maintaining the ability to provide sufficient power.

This article was featured on our sister website Smart Energy International.

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.


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