Automotive Battery Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Automotive Battery Market is segmented by Battery Type (Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, and Other Battery Types), Vehicle Type (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle), and Geography.

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Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The automotive battery market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 6.5%, during the forecast period (2019 – 2024).  

  • Some of the major factors driving the growth of the market are - development of new fuel-saving technologies, like micro-hybrid systems, and improved and increased number of features in commercial vehicles and passenger cars, are expected to result in higher battery usage.
  • With the advancements in automotive technology, automobiles now consist of a large number of functions these days. The functions have increased exponentially during the past few years, as a result of the intense competition among the vehicle manufacturers. Features, like advanced gadgets and lighting, car infotainment systems, etc., have trickled down even into the entry-level automobiles. These new attributes put immense pressure on car batteries, which have to take on higher loads. This, in turn, is expected to drive the market for automotive batteries.
  • The lithium-ion battery is expected to be the fastest growing battery type in the upcoming years on account of the exponential increase expected in the sales and demand for battery electric vehicle, as well as plug-in hybrid vehicles market.

Scope of the Report

An automotive battery is a rechargeable battery, which supplies electrical current to a motor vehicle.

The automotive battery market has been segmented by battery type, vehicle type, and geography.

By Battery Type
Lead Acid
Lithium Ion
Other Battery Types
By Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
IC Engine Cars
Electric Vehicles
Commercial Vehicles
IC Engine Vehicles
Electric Vehicles
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South Africa
Other Countries

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Key Market Trends

Stringent Emission Norms and Technological Advancements of Start - Stop Systems

The growth in the battery market is primarily attributed to the increasing demand for automobiles and enactment of stringent emission standards set by numerous government and environmental agencies. 

The automobile regulatory framework in Europe and North America has been instrumental in creating a sustainable environment in the automobile industry.

  • The latest regulatory framework, the Euro 6, which got introduced in 2011 and came into effect from September 2014 onward, changed the regulatory standards that have been crucial in determining the dynamics of the automotive market in the region. Since 2013, the EC (European Commission), along with EEA/EMEP, has been maintaining the record of the emission performance standard for each new vehicle registered in Europe.

The EC targets to reduce the average fleet emission of 187g CO2/km in 2011, to an average fleet emission of 175g CO2/km by 2017, and 147g CO2/km by 2020, for the light vehicle segment.

  • Manufacturers were mandated to meet the emission targets of 175g CO2/km in 70% of the commercial vehicle fleet in 2014, and they were also expected to do so in 75% of their LCVs in 2015, 80% by 2016, and 100% by 2017.
  • Penalties would also be levied to those manufacturers, who fail to meet their average targets. There is a penalty of EUR 5 per vehicle for the first g/km of exceed, EUR 15 for the second g/km, EUR 25 for the third g/km, and EUR 95 for each succeeding g/km. From 2019, the cost would be EUR 95 from the first gram of exceedance.

The micro-hybrid, also known start-stop vehicle, is automakers’ solution for the stringent emission standards, which are getting tougher over stages. The start-stop technology facilitates the vehicle engine to remain shut, when the vehicle is at stand-still, thereby, reducing the emissions. At the initial stages, the micro-hybrid vehicles were operated manually, which gave the driver an option to turn-off the start-stop system. The inferior battery technology of these vehicles and the increasing power requirement in modern vehicles, with the increase in a number of features offered, the demand for the technologically advanced automotive battery has been on the rise, which, in turn, is propelling the demand for batteries.

With the advancements in the automotive battery technology, the number of vehicles equipped with technologies, such as EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), increased at a high pace. The latest technologies have succeeded in powering the start-stop system with a multi-fold increase in the number of engine starts. Currently, over 20 million start-stop batteries are produced annually, and this number is forecast to cross 55 million units, by the end of 2020. With deployment in most of the models, the start-stop technology is anticipated to penetrate the market at a high pace, thereby, increasing the automotive battery market.

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Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Automotive Battery Market

Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period, and high demand for the automotive battery. Some of the major factors driving the growth of the market in the region are - rising commercial vehicle sales driven by countries, like China, India, and ASEAN countries, like Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia; rise in electric vehicles sales in countries, like China (both cars and commercial vehicles (especially buses)) and India (commercial vehicles (especially buses)); and rise in sales of passenger cars, especially in ASEAN countries.

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

The European region is also witnessing rapid growth in the automotive battery market, with the rise in sales of both IC engine and electric vehicles. The region has been planning to stop the production of IC engine vehicles, and is expected to shift to electric cars, maximum by 2035 (on an average). This, in turn, is expected to result in increased investments in automotive technologies. 

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Competitive Landscape

The automotive battery market is dominated by some key vendors, i.e., Samsung SD, Exide, Panasonic, and China Aviation Lithium. The technological advancement in the automotive battery market is majorly driven by startups. For instance, in April 2019, Innolith, a Swiss startup claimed to have made the world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery. In comparison to that, the batteries that Tesla uses in its Model 3 are called 2170 cells, weighing an estimated 250 Wh/kg, and Innolith plans to eventually push that to 330 Wh/kg.

The companies are also making partnerships for being ahead in the competition. For instance; Panasonic and Toyota announced their plan to jointly produce batteries for electric vehicles, and also ,Panasonic announced the mass production of batteries for electric vehicles began in the Gigafactory set up by the collaboration of Panasonic and Tesla in Nevada.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

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

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Technology Trends


    1. 5.1 By Battery Type

      1. 5.1.1 Lead Acid

      2. 5.1.2 Lithium Ion

      3. 5.1.3 Other Battery Types

    2. 5.2 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Passenger Cars

        1. IC Engine Cars

        2. Electric Vehicles

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles

        1. IC Engine Vehicles

        2. Electric Vehicles

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. South Africa

        3. Iran

        4. Other Countries


    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

      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


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