Top 10 EV Makers Globally by Nickel Use in 2019 H1

Sep. 30, 2019

Tesla sees its nickel use nearly double, BYD sees its use nearly triple

In 2019 H1, 55% of all battery nickel deployed in passenger EVs globally went into EVs from Tesla, Toyota and BYD, according to a free new report from Adamas Intelligence, titled “State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials“.

Tesla deployed over 7,000 tonnes of nickel globally in 2019 H1, almost 90% more than it deployed in EV batteries in 2018 H1 owing to greater EV production and higher nickel loading in its latest cathodes.

Similarly, Toyota deployed over 5,000 tonnes of nickel globally in passenger EV batteries in 2019 H1, primarily in nickel-rich NiMH batteries for HEVs, an increase of just 11% year-over-year owing to lackluster HEV sales-growth globally.

Rounding off third place, BYD deployed almost 2,500 tonnes of nickel globally in passenger EV batteries in 2019 H1, nearly 300% more than it deployed in 2018 H1, as the company switched to more energy dense NCM cells in many of its new BEV and PHEV models, rather than the LFP cells it used historically.

State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials (Free Report)

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In this biannual ‘State of Charge’ report, we provide an informative overview of the global EV market’s performance over the past half-year (in this case “2019 H1”) and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains.

This overview draws on research and data available to clients through our subscription-based monthly reports and web-based trackers.

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