In 2022, Global EV Battery Usage Posted 517.9GWh, 71.8%
- While K-trio M/S reaching 23.7%, LGES and BYD in fierce competition
for 2nd place
From January to December in 2022, the
amount of energy held by batteries for electric vehicles (EV, PHEV, HEV) registered
worldwide was 517.9GWh, a 71.8% YoY increase. The upward trend in the market
has continued since the 3rd quarter of 2020. According to the Global
Monthly EV & Battery Shipment Forecast based on the Tracker data provided
by SNE, the global EV battery usage in 2023 is
expected to reach approximately 749GWh.
(Source: Global Monthly EV
& Battery Shipment Forecast – January 2023, SNE Research)
the battery usage by K-trio companies have been continuously increasing, their market
shares dropped by 6.5%p from 30.2% in the same period of last year to 23.7%. LG
Energy Solution recaptured the 2nd place in the ranking with 70.4GWh,
a 18.5% YoY increase. SK-On recorded 27.8GWh, a 61.1% increase, and Samsung SDI
posted 24.3 GWh, a 68.5% increase.
(Source: Global EV and Battery
Monthly Tracker – January 2023, SNE Research)
major driver behind the K-trio’s growth was sales of electric vehicle models
equipped with batteries of each company. SK-On found the sales of Hyundai Ionic
5, KIA EV, and Ford F-150 noticeably helpful for its battery sales. Samsung SDI’s
growth was led by steady sales of Audi E-Tron and BMW i4 and iX. The growth of
LG Energy Solution was based on solid sales of Volkswagen ID. 4, Tesla Model 3
and Y, and Ford Mustang Mach-E.
makers, however, have shown a relatively sluggish growth, with their market
shares also declined from the last year. Panasonic, for instance, registered a 4.6%
YoY growth, but seeing its market share dropping by 4.7%p. As one of the major battery
suppliers to Tesla, Panasonic managed to be on an upward track thanks to increases
in sales of Tesla models in the North American market and another fortunate
increase in sales of Toyota BZ4X.
the other hand, the Chinese makers including CATL and BYD have boasted an
explosive growth in the market. CATL’s remarkable growth was led by increases
in sales of Tesla Model 3 and Y, GAC’s Aion Y and Geely’s ZEEKR 001. High
growth of BYD was favorably affected by strong sales of BEV and PHEV including Yuan
Han (汉), and Qin PLUS EV in the Chinese
domestic market. Farasis, which newly entered the top 10 on the list with a
triple-digit growth, found itself rapidly expanding in the market last year, thanks
to solid sales of Mercedes EQ series sold to Europe. The Chinese maker is
expected to enjoy a steady growth in 2023.
(Source: Global EV and Battery Monthly Tracker
– January 2023, SNE Research)
CATL is running far ahead of others, LG Energy Solution and BYD are in a fierce
competition for the 2nd place in the ranking. Since the
implementation of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) by the US government, the
Chinese cell makers such as CATL, BYD, and CALB kickstarted to expand their
presences in the global markets like Europe and Asia, outside the Chinese
domestic market. Their competition for global marker shares with K-trio is
expected to be heating up more and more.
Forecast is updated every month in accordance
with the actual aggregated data of each month.