The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture, and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. While in the meantime, interest in solid-state batteries attracted the attention of material providers, battery vendors, component suppliers, automotive OEMs, and investors. The popular discussions on solid-state batteries have brought efforts both in academia and industry. With an increasing number of players working in this field and some milestones being achieved, a US$8 billion market-size opportunity is potentially waiting for solid-state batteries.
After years of development, a few solid-state batteries have been commercialized, with more under development. At the same time, with the continuous improvement of Li-ion batteries, there are discussions about which technologies are worth the resources and investment. There are hypes in solid-state batteries, as sometimes they are marketed as the definite replacement of conventional lithium-ion batteries. There are also pessimistic opinions, believing solid-state batteries are only in the lab and they won't bring actual superior value propositions compared with existing lithium-ion batteries.
In addition, there are a tremendous number of players announcing their technologies as being the game changer of the world, together with their commercial and manufacturing plans. Solid-state batteries differ from conventional lithium-ion batteries, from the materials used, cell design, and system design, to supply chain establishment, manufacturing, and recycling. It is not a mature industry yet, leaving lots of unclear questions to answer.
This webinar discusses the key factors that may affect the commercialization of solid-state batteries and also gives a technological analysis of solid-state batteries.
Key takeaways from the webinar:
- Solid-state battery landscape
- Solid-state battery development
- Controversial opinions on solid-state batteries and corresponding analysis
- Important factors for solid-state battery commercialization
- Targeting market