Using Google AI tool Bard, it was easy to get a table of the top 20 lithium Ion battery manufacturers. The top 2 companies for vehicle storage are Tesla and CATL. The table is updated from annual reports, news articles and other sources.
Top 20 Lithium Ion Battery Makers
|Company||Capacity (GW)||Country||Website Link||Website|
|LG Chem||120||South Korea||LG Chem||https://www.lgchem.com/|
|Samsung SDI||90||South Korea||Samsung SDI||https://www.samsungsdi.com/|
|SK On||80||South Korea||SK On||https://www.skone.com/|
|Svolt Energy||40||China||Svolt Energy||https://www.svoltenergy.com/|
|Farasis Energy||30||China||Farasis Energy||https://www.farasis.com/|
|Envision AESC||10||China||Envision AESC||https://www.envision-aesc.com/|
|Gotion High-Tech||10||China||Gotion High-Tech||https://www.gotion.com/|
|Sunwoda Electronic||10||China||Sunwoda Electronic||https://www.sunwoda.com/|
|Hitachi Chemical||10||Japan||Hitachi Chemical||https://www.hitachi-chem.co.jp/|
|Lishen Battery||10||China||Lishen Battery||https://www.lishen.com/|
|Sanyo Electric||10||Japan||Sanyo Electric||https://www.sanyo.com/|
You can update this list at Google Bard ChatGPT
How Accurate is Top 20 Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers Table?
The gigafactory announcements are constantly flowing, and so the total is varying constantly.
The IRA act has delivered a tsunami of gigafactories announcements. New factory capacity exceeds 3TW. Add to this list flow batteries and other battery technologies of over 100 GW per annum.
Tesla alone has stated its target is over 1,000 GW within 4 years.
Battery Physical Shapes
- Cylindrical: 18650, 26650, etc., with thin metal casing.
- Button or coin cells: most are not rechargeable, but we make coin cells to test rechargeable chemistries.
- Type-1 is a roll of electrodes flattened to fit inside a rectangular metal can
- Type-2 is a stack of pouch cells inside a rectangular can.
- Pouch cells: same as everything above, but flat and in a flat bag made of a laminated polymer film with aluminum foil.
CATL and many others have focused on pouch batteries
Sources of Data
- Google Bard AI
- Tesla Quarterly reports https://www.tesla.com/blog/continuing-our-investment-nevada#:~:text=To%20date%2C%20the%20team%20at,1.5%20million%20battery%20packs
- Who is building 100 gigawatt hour battery plants? Not just Tesla https://source.benchmarkminerals.com/article/who-is-building-100-gigawatt-hour-battery-plants-not-just-tesla
- Gigafactory 2022 database https://www.automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com/ev-battery-production/lithium-ion-battery-gigafactory-database-2022/41937.article