Batteries for Electric Cars: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Outlook to 2020


The Boston Consulting Group
Andreas Dinger
Ripley Martin
Xavier Mosquet
Dimitrios Rizoulis
Massimo Russo
Georg Sticher
1 January 2010

This in-depth report analyzes the impact new batteries will have on the emerging electric vehicle (EV) market. It looks at the technological barriers for lithium-ion batteries, the cost profiles of batteries as the technology develops, the total cost of ownership of an EV, and how the industry will develop as the market matures.