The market for solar modules for electric vehicles will develop rapidly in the future, and lithium-ion battery technology will also be widely accepted and practiced. The battery market is expected to grow rapidly from 2013 to 2015 with falling prices for lithium-ion batteries.
Currently, the battery anode uses copper while the cathode uses aluminum. Polypropylene is the main material of the separated layers. The growth rate of the battery material market was 125% from 2008 to 2016. Most people use lithium-ion batteries for electric cars due to their good performance.
Whether an electric vehicle is acceptable to the public or not depends on the safety of the battery system, because the heat generated by the car can cause a chemical reaction or even an explosion. Heat-resistant materials and thermal management systems are essential for the promotion of electric vehicles.
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to replace Ni-MH due to their high density. The future development of the battery industry will be influenced by several elements, such as infrastructure, globalization and product safety, the balance between cost and productivity, cooperation between suppliers and consumers. Also, the charging time is drastically reduced and the battery becomes more powerful.
A report shows the battery contains fifty chemical plants. They are located almost in Europe and America and offer products to battery manufacturers and motor vehicle original equipment manufacturers.