A Review of Battery Technologies for Automotive Applications

A joint industry analysis of the technological suitability of dierent battery technologies for use across various automotive applications in the foreseeable future.

From a technology-neutral standpoint, this report evaluates in detail the suitability of all different battery technologies for use in various automotive applications, and argues that each will continue to have a wellestablished and irreplaceable role in Europe’s automotive
sector for the foreseeable future.


The report concludes that the various battery technologies have specific performance profiles, which serve a well-defined purpose in automotive applications and continue to have an irreplaceable role in reducing CO2 emissions from transport. Therefore it is not possible to replace one technology by another without an impact on overall performance and vehicle cost.

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