Using Partnerships to Stay Afloat in the Electric Vehicle Storm

June 28, 2011 | State of the Market Report

Opportunities in energy storage for electric vehicles are enticing many companies to enter the value chain. The hype surrounding electric vehicles continues to grow, but our analysis shows the market tightening and few winners emerging. To best navigate these uncertain markets, strong partnerships will be critical. Already, partnerships are forming while others dissolve, making it necessary to identify the best partnering opportunities for the next wave of electric vehicles. Here we analyze technology developers in both Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors to determine the strongest potential partners, and present network maps of alliance for each technology to identify trends, obstacles, and opportunities in the intensely competitive electric vehicle market.

Coverage Areas

  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    The growing electric vehicle market provides opportunity for battery and supercapacitor companies, but they will need strong partnerships to survive.
  • Analysis
    To find the best partnering opportunities, companies must study partnership networks and be aware of pitfalls.
  • Outlook
  • Endnotes

Lead Analyst

Kevin See, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research


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