FOTW #1100, September 23, 2019: The United States Had Nearly 20% of World Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Capacity in 2016

September 23, 2019

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Nearly 90% of the lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity in the United States in 2016 was for the automotive sector, accounting for nearly 20% of global automotive lithium-ion battery capacity. China had 44% of the world’s automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity and 63% of all lithium-ion battery capacity. Four countries – China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea – accounted for 97% of all lithium-ion battery capacity in 2016. Learn more about DOE’s lithium-ion battery work here.

Lithium-ion battery cell capacities by application in 2016. The country/regions are China, U.S., Japan, South Korea, European Union and the rest of the world.