The xEV Industry Insider Report

Based on an analysis of the major automakers’ plans and regional conditions worldwide

December 2016 edition available now.

Dr. Menahem Anderman’s xEV Industry Insider Report provides an unbiased appraisal of the progress of hybrid and electric vehicles and advanced automotive battery technology results.  Based on onsite interviews with over 15 automakers and 25 of the key battery cell system and component suppliers, the Report includes:
  • Regional market conditions worldwide
  • Plans of major automakers
  • The cost-benefits ratios of emerging vehicles and battery technologies
  • Market forecasts for each significant automaker and battery producer
The report also presents an uncompromised view of:
  • Future regulations/subsidies and their impact US, China, and Europe
  • HEV market direction for low and high voltage
  • EV and PHEV battery range, cost, and consumer interest
  • Battery technology cost, performance, life, and safety
Key Topics
EV versus PHEV technology and market opportunities and challenges Detailed analysis
China growth and impact Detailed analysis
Vehicle market projections to 2025 Detailed analysis
Battery-market projections to 2025 Detailed analysis
Cost of xEV batteries Detailed analysis
48V mild-hybrid challenges, opportunities, and energy-storage selection Detailed analysis
Cells material analysis
Detailed assessment available at Li-Ion Batteries and Beyond Report
Limited information
Battery Pack Engineering
Detailed analysis and comprehensive database available at
The Battery Pack for Modern xEV Report
Limited information
Tesla’s Battery, the Giga factory and the Model 3.
Detailed analysis available in the Tesla Battery Report
Limited information
Status and future of Lead-Acid and Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries and ultracapacitors
Detailed analysis available in the 2013/14 xEV Report
Limited information
Safety aspects of Lithium-Ion batteries
Detailed analysis available in the Li Ion Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance Report
Limited information
Price $3,800 - December 2016 edition

The xEV Industry Insider Report is:
  • Comprehensive: Covering both vehicle and battery technology and the xEV market
  • Technically deep: Reviewing cell and battery design, performance, cost, life, and safety
  • Insightful: Based on the input of executives from major automakers and their suppliers
  • Analytical: Examining which battery for which xEV and why
  • Impartial: A realistic, unbiased assessment of both technology and market by an independent expert

Dr. Anderman with Panasonic executives at the Osaka headquarter

Menahem Anderman visits SBLimotive, one his 45 site visits prior to publishing The xEV Industry Insider Report

Dr. Anderman after test driving the BYD PHEV F-3

Dr. Anderman after discussion with GS Yuasa and Li Energy Japan

Dr. Anderman with LG Chem in Korea

Dr. Anderman with three Honda Chief engineers for energy storage

Dr. Anderman at Lishen large cell development center

xEV Industry Insider
December 2016 Edition
(May 2017 edition coming soon)

PRICE: $3,800

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Key issues addressed by the xEV Reports

xEV Technology & Market Direction:


  • What are the lessons for the industry from Tesla's success?
  • What is the ideal electric range?
  • How far will battery cost come down without impacting safety and durability?
  • Where are the business opportunities for existing and new players?


  • The impact of Chinese and European regulations
  • What is the ideal electric range?
  • Will cost come down fast enough to make up for reduction in subsidies?
  • Which vehicles and battery makers will take significant market share?


  • Will low-voltage systems stay at 14V or trend up to 48V, and when?
  • Are high-voltage mild hybrids doomed?
  • Will Honda’s recent move seriously challenge Toyota’s hybrid leadership?
  • What are the crucial challenges for Lead-Acid batteries?
  • Will ultracapacitors finally find an automotive mass market (in micro-2 hybrids)?
  • Does the Nickel-Metal Hydride technology have lasting potential?
  • Which battery producers and designs will win in the marketplace?



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