List of electric-vehicle-battery manufacturers

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As of 2017, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is the largest producer of Lithium-ion batteries for electric mobility, with a capacity of 12 GWh, followed by Panasonic and BYD.[1] CATL produced 11.8 GWh of battery capacity in 2017, an increase of over 74% from 2016. Japan’s Panasonic was the second largest manufacturer with 10 GWh, and BYD was third with 7.2 GWh. Another China-based maker, OptimumNano Energy Co. Ltd., and South Korea’s LG Chem were No. 4 and No. 5, producing 5.5 GWh and 4.5 GWh respectively.

List of largest EV battery manufacturers
Battery manufacturer Notes Year Founded Production Capacity Used in production Vehicle Type of battery Still in operation
A123Systems Killacycle motorcycle, General Motors (Chevrolet Spark EV), Fisker Automotive (Karma PHEV), Daimler Buses North America (Orion VII), Smith Electric Vehicles electric trucks,Chery Auto, Kandi, Navistar electric trucks, ALTe Powertrain Technologies extended-range EV powertrains, VIA Motors extended-range VTRUX, three cars with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.'s Roewe brand (an EV, a PHEV and an HEV), BMW (ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 hybrid electric vehicles), Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines (Formula One racing kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), Buckeye Bullet land-speed racer 2001[2] 1.5 GWh (2018)[3] Yes[4] lithium ion (lithium iron phosphate) Yes
AESC Nissan vehicles 2007 Li-ion
Altairnano Phoenix Motorcars, Lightning Car Company, Proterra[5] 1973 lithium titanate
Axeon[6] Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Modec, Allied Vehicles, RUF Automobile, Jaguar Cars, Land Rover, Electric Car Corporation lithium iron phosphate
Axion Power International[7] ePower Engine Systems[8] lead carbon
Blue Energy Ltd [9] Joint venture of GS Yuasa (51%) Honda (49%) [10] providing batteries to Honda[11] 2009 lithium-ion
Boston Power [12] Beijing Automotive Group,[13] Saab Automobile [14] lithium-ion
BMZ [de] Lithium-Ion batteries for e-buses, e-forklifts, e-vehicles like Streetscooter, e.Go, KION, Eurabus 1994 Yes Lithium-Ion Yes
Bosch/Samsung Fiat 500e[15] lithium-ion
BYD BYD 7.2 GWh (2017) lithium-ion
Canbat Batteries Manufactures automotive batteries including JIS, DIN and BCI lithium-ion
Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) World's largest battery manufacturer 12 GWh (2017) lithium-ion
Coslight India Electric Bus LFP batteries, EV LFP Batteries, E car LFP & NMC batteries lithium-ion
Guoxuan High-Tech (Gotion Inc.) BAIC, SAIC, JAC Motors, Zoyte, Kinglong Lithium iron phosphate, NMC
E-One Moli Energy BMW Mini-E [16] Lithium-ion Yes
Electrovaya Scheduled to provide batteries for future Tata motors vehicles and Chrysler plug-ins.[17] lithium-ion battery (Li-ion)
EnerDel Preproduction and prototype batteries for Think Global[18] 2004 Yes lithium-ion battery (Li-ion) Yes
Johnson Controls Batteries for Daimler AG, Ford; scheduled to provide batteries for XL Hybrid [19] lithium-ion battery (Li-ion)
LG Chem General Motors: Chevrolet Volt Gen 1, Gen 2, Chevy Spark, Chevy Bolt, Cadillac ELR
Groupe Renault: Renault ZOE, Renault Twizy
Hyundai: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
FoMoCo: Ford Focus Electric
Volvo Cars:[20][21] Volvo S60 II, Volvo V60,[22] Volvo XC90 II,[23] Volvo S90/V90 II[24]
4.5 GWh (2017) Yes lithium-ion Yes
Lian Innovative[25] Prototype Batteries for IRanKhodro. Lithium-ion Battery
Li-Tec Battery GmbH Batteries for Daimler AG and others[26] lithium-ion battery (Li-ion)
NEC Produced prototype batteries for Nissan;[27] Automotive Energy Supply (AESC) is Nissan’s joint venture with NEC [28]
Panasonic[29] Manufactures automotive batteries and cells, mostly for Tesla Motors[30] 10 GWh (2017) lithium-ion Yes
Primearth EV Energy Co, a joint venture between Toyota and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Future Toyota products[31]
Rexnamo Electro Batteries for Rexnamo EV's, ULTra Fairwood. 2013 lithium-ion Yes
Samsung SDI[32] Manufactures batteries for BMW[33] and Volkswagen electric cars[34] and plug-in hybrids.[35] ? Yes
Sanyo Provides NiMH batteries for Honda and Ford hybrid vehicles[36] and Suzuki Swift NiMH
SK Innovation[37] Kia Soul EV, Daimler A.G. (SLS AMG E-cell), Hyundai (BlueOn), 200MW (2016)[38] Yes Lithium polymer battery (LiPo) Yes
Tesla Building gigafactory in joint venture with Panasonic; [39] The Gigafactory 1 planned annual battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours, by 2018[40] lithium-ion Yes
Valence Technology[41] lithium ion (lithium iron phosphate)
SB LiMotive lithium-ion
GS Yuasa Joint ventures with Mitsubishi Motors, and Mitsubishi Corp.; provides batteries for Mitsubishi[42] lithium-ion
XALT Energy[43] Electric buses and marine batteries 0.7 GWh (2018)[44] lithium-ion
XING Mobility Commercial, industrial and recreational electric vehicle batteries 2015

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