Automotive Battery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Automotive Battery Market is segmented by Battery Type (Lead Acid, Lithium-Ion, and Other Battery Types), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle), Engine Type (IC Engines and Electric Vehicles), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers market size and forecast for the Automotive Battery Market in Value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Automotive Battery Market Bar Graph
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:

2020

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

CAGR:

5.5 %

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Market Overview

The Automotive Battery Market was valued at USD 43 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 59 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026).

The impact of COVID-19 is inevitable on any industry as there were continuous lockdowns and halt of manufacturing units across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed battery supply chains as most battery cells are manufactured in China, thereby highlighting the dependence on China and the associated risks. This has spurred interest among various stakeholders for localization/regionalization of supply chains in the US and EU regions, paving the way for new opportunities in the market.

The global automotive battery market is anticipated to witness steady growth during the forecast period due to the increasing preference of end users for zero-emission hybrid and electric vehicles, owing to the falling battery price, reducing crude oil reserves, and environmental effects of conventional automobiles. In accumulation to this, an increase in the global battery production capacity has helped achieve economies of scale in the automotive battery industry, which is another major driver for market growth.

The highest growth rate is observed in Asia-Pacific, and the region is expected to grow further in the coming years. China, on the other hand, ranks as the fastest-growing automotive battery market, owing to the high demand for commercial and passenger vehicles. In addition, the new trend of vehicles with the latest features would be largely observed in North America and Europe, along with the United States and China. Increasing demands from other Asian countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines further impact the global market growth in a positively.

Scope of the Report

An automotive battery is a rechargeable battery, and it supplies electrical current to a motor vehicle. The batteries are mainly used for powering starting, lighting, and ignition system of a vehicle. Apart from this, it is also used to provide power to automobile accessories such as radio, wipers, music players, air conditioners, and charging plugs. The Automotive Battery Market Report covers the latest trends, COVID-19 impact, followed by technological developments in the market.

The scope of the report covers segmentation based on Battery Type, Vehicle Type, Engine Type, and Geography. By Battery Type, the market is segmented by Lead Acid, Lithium-Ion, and Other Battery Types. By Vehicle Type, the market is segmented by Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicles. By Engine Type, the market is segmented into IC Engines and Electric Vehicles. By Geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. For each segment, market sizing and forecast have been done based on value (USD billion).

Battery Type
Lead Acid
Lithium Ion
Other Battery Types
Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Engine Type
Internal Combustion Engine
Electric Vehicles
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Lithium-Ion Battery Segment Expected To Have Significant Growth

The market for lithium-ion batteries is anticipated to observe the fastest growth during the forecast period. A lithium-ion battery is equipped for applications, which demand high-energy density solutions such as hybrid and electric automobiles. Additionally, in an effort to increase vehicle economies, manufacturers are continuously focusing on reducing the price of the battery, propelling the market growth, globally.

Compared to the traditional battery technology, lithium-ion batteries charge faster, last longer, and they have a higher power density for more battery life in a lighter package. The automotive lithium-ion battery has emerged as an eco-friendly, rechargeable power source compared to conventional batteries such as lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride batteries.

With the implementation of stringent fuel efficiency norms in countries such as the United States, India, Germany, and Japan, manufacturers are trying to reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries, in turn increasing the demand for electric vehicles. For instance, in September 2019, Maruti Suzuki partnered with Toshiba and Denso to set up the world’s largest automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturing unit in Gujrat (India).

Numerous governments are providing incentives/ tax credits to promote the use of electric vehicles, which is expected to increase the demand for automotive lithium-ion batteries. For instance, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) tax credit is USD 2,500-7,500 per new electric vehicle purchased for use in the United States. Similarly, California provides USD 2,500 rebates, Delaware provides USD 1,000 rebates, and Colorado provides USD 5,000 tax credits on the purchase of electric vehicles.

Automotive Battery Market Key Trends

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The Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Automotive Battery Market

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to have the fastest growth in the automotive battery market value, owing to the increasing demand for such vehicles and high sales of passenger cars, commercial cars, and motorcycles. However, North America dominates the automotive battery market outlook as all the string lead-acid battery manufacturers are in the region, leading to the increasing demand for electric vehicles. The area also has strict norms toward using eco-friendly products, ensuring the automotive battery market share's sharp rise.

Growing product demand in automotive applications in various countries, including South Korea, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, is likely to influence the region's growth during the forecast period positively. Furthermore, ongoing product developments by various companies to manufacture cost-efficient and high-performance vehicles are projected to contribute to the regional market's growth. In addition, government initiatives to provide subsidies based on the price difference between EVs and Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-enabled vehicles, with a maximum limit of CNY 85,000, are also providing a fillip to the market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Apart from the aforementioned factors, various electric vehicle manufacturers have been signing contracts or deals with Asia's vehicle battery manufacturers, augmenting the demand for automotive batteries in the region. For instance, BMW and Volkswagen signed contracts to buy batteries from CATL, and Korean producers, LG Chem and Samsung SDI.

Automotive Battery Market Growth Rate By Region

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Competitive Landscape

The Automotive Battery Market is highly competitive, owing to the presence of numerous manufacturers. The market is dependent on raw material suppliers and manufacturers. Mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures are among the key strategies adopted by market players in an attempt to consolidate their market presence. For Instance,

  • Exide Technologies operates in China through its joint venture with Shenyang Dongbei Storage Battery Co. This helps in the mass production of automotive batteries in the market.
  • Panasonic and Toyota announced their plan to produce batteries for electric vehicles jointly. Panasonic announced that the mass production of batteries for electric vehicles began in the Gigafactory set up by the collaboration of Panasonic and Tesla in Nevada.

Some other key players operating in the market include A123 Systems LLC, LG Chem, BYD Co. Ltd, East Penn Manufacturing Company, Robert Bosch GmBH, EnerSys, Exide Technologies, and GS Yuasa Corporation.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2020, Delhi-based battery maker Inverted Energy announced the opening of its lithium battery manufacturing facility in New Delhi, India. The commissioning of the plant, which currently has a production capacity of 100 MWh (megawatt hour) annually, is aimed at reducing the dependence on China.
  • In December 2020, LG Chem Ltd announced its plans to more than double the production capacity of battery cells it makes in China for Tesla Inc. electric vehicles (EV) in 2021 to keep up with its US client's growth in the biggest car market. The firm, a supplier for Tesla's Shanghai-built Model 3, would also ship its increased output from China and Korea to Tesla's factories in Germany and the United States.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Battery Type

      1. 5.1.1 Lead Acid

      2. 5.1.2 Lithium Ion

      3. 5.1.3 Other Battery Types

    2. 5.2 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles

    3. 5.3 Engine Type

      1. 5.3.1 Internal Combustion Engine

      2. 5.3.2 Electric Vehicles

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. 5.4.1.1 United States

        2. 5.4.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.4.1.3 Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. 5.4.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.4.2.2 France

        3. 5.4.2.3 United Kingdom

        4. 5.4.2.4 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.4.3.1 China

        2. 5.4.3.2 India

        3. 5.4.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.4.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.4.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. 5.4.4.1 South America

        2. 5.4.4.2 Middle East & Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 A123 Systems

      2. 6.2.2 Panasonic Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 Exide Technologies

      4. 6.2.4 VARTA

      5. 6.2.5 Clarios

      6. 6.2.6 GS Yuasa Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Hitachi Group Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Robert Bosch GmbH

      9. 6.2.9 China Aviation Lithium Battery Co. Ltd

      10. 6.2.10 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited

      11. 6.2.11 SAMSUNG SDI CO. LTD

      12. 6.2.12 East Penn Manufacturing Co.

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Battery Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Automotive Battery Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • A123 Systems
  • Exide
  • Panasonic
  • Clarios
  • VARTA

Are the major companies operating in Automotive Battery Market.

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