Demand for lithium batteries has soared in the electric vehicle market, lead-acid batteries have been replaced by lithium batteries

- Aug 21, 2019-

A variety of factors are interlocking, and the demand for lithium batteries in the electric vehicle market will increase significantly in the future. Some agencies predict that by 2021, the demand for lithium manganate materials for electric bicycles will be 28,000 tons.
As the world's largest producer and seller of electric bicycles, China's current electric bicycles have a capacity of about 200 million, with an annual output of more than 30 million. Electric bicycles have gradually become an important means of transportation for people to take short-distance daily trips. However, due to the short-board problem of electric bicycles, in recent years, many manufacturers have been pursuing battery life, making electric bicycles more and more heavy. In the process of use, the safety performance of electric bicycles is difficult to guarantee, and the traffic and fire safety risks are extremely great, causing many casualties.

On May 17, 2018, the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice that the mandatory national standard for electric bicycle safety technical specifications (GB 17761-2018) (hereinafter referred to as "new national standard") was approved for publication, officially official on April 15, 2019. Implementation.
In the "new national standard" of electric vehicles, a number of indicators are limited, such as the maximum speed not exceeding 25km/h and the motor power being adjusted to 400W. It also includes the requirements for the quality of electric bicycles: the upper limit of the vehicle quality (including battery) is 55kg.
According to industry insiders, the most direct means of reducing weight in a vehicle is to replace the lead-acid battery with a lithium battery, which may slam the lead-acid battery industry.
Lead-acid battery industry development will be in a passive situation
China is the world's largest producer of lead-acid batteries and lead-acid battery consumers, and lead-acid batteries account for 45% of global lead-acid battery production. According to statistics, as of the end of 2018, the lead battery industry capacity has exceeded 400 million KVAh, applied to the AA\BB\ electric vehicle market.

Lead acid battery or replaced by lithium battery

The environmental protection of the lithium battery itself, the implementation of the "new national standard" for electric vehicles, and the decline in the manufacturing cost of lithium batteries can be described as "time, location, and people." A variety of factors are interlocking, and the demand for lithium batteries in the electric vehicle market will increase significantly in the future. Some agencies predict that by 2021, the demand for lithium manganate materials for electric bicycles will be 28,000 tons.
The industry outlook is good, and more companies will flock in. As a lithium battery company, it should produce high-quality, low-cost products according to its own market positioning, in order to occupy the market and win more consumers. Therefore, it is particularly important to explore more advanced battery technology, ensure the safety of lithium batteries, and improve battery life.
In order to help the electric bicycle industry to better reduce costs and increase efficiency, and to improve the scientific and technological content of electric vehicles in terms of light weight and cruising range, the China Battery Alliance, China Electronics Energy Conservation Technology Association Battery Special Committee, Beijing Green Zhihui Energy Technology Research The hospital jointly hosted the "China's electric bicycle industry development road and electric vehicle battery technology innovation application summit in the new situation" was held in early August.
The meeting will be on the "new national standard for lithium battery requirements", "electric bicycle lithium battery recycling economic analysis", "lithium battery in the electric bicycle industry application status", "new national standard under the electric bicycle lead battery companies how to deal with" and other industries The topic of concern is discussed in depth. In addition, technical visits to case companies were organized during the conference.