Adam Panayi, Rho Motion: Quality and Availability Key for EV Batteries in the Short Term | Summary and Q&A

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November 22, 2019
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Adam Panayi, Rho Motion: Quality and Availability Key for EV Batteries in the Short Term

TL;DR

The EV market in 2019 underperformed compared to expectations due to subsidy reduction in China and weak growth in North America. However, there is expected to be a recovery in 2020, particularly in North America, Europe, and China. Government policies and subsidies play a crucial role in the industry, but their importance will diminish in the long term. Battery technology is evolving, with the use of natural flake graphite on the anode side and advancements in cathodes, such as NCM and LFP. Investors should also pay attention to the development of charging infrastructure, which presents significant investment opportunities.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What were the main trends seen in the EV market in 2019?

The EV market in 2019 underperformed compared to expectations, primarily due to subsidy reduction in China and weak growth in North America. However, there was strong growth in Germany, the Netherlands, and France.

Q: What regions are expected to have higher growth in the EV market in 2020?

Recovery is expected in North America, which had weak growth in 2019. Europe is also expected to have robust growth due to the phasing of new CO2 emission standards. China, following subsidy cuts, is likely to see a good recovery as it seeks to meet new energy vehicle policies and VAT rebates.

Q: How important are government policies and subsidies for the EV industry?

Government policies and subsidies play a crucial role in the infancy of the industry. However, in the long term, as EV production becomes cost comparable to internal combustion engine vehicles, their importance diminishes. Incentives beyond direct cash subsidies, such as VAT rebates and free parking, have a longer-term sustainability.

Q: What are the short-term and long-term trends in battery technology for EVs?

In the short term, the transition from purely synthetic anodes to a blend of natural flake graphite and silicon is happening. In the medium term, there is the introduction of silicone-dominant anodes. In the very long term, solid-state batteries without graphite anodes may become a significant change. Natural flake graphite is expected to play a dominant role in the anode of mass-market EVs for at least the next decade.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The EV market in 2019 performed below expectations due to subsidy reduction in China and weak growth in North America.

  • Recovery is expected in 2020, with North America, Europe, and China being potential growth regions.

  • Government policies and incentives are crucial in the short to medium term, but less important in the long term.

  • Battery technology is evolving, with a shift toward natural flake graphite on the anode side and advancements in cathodes such as NCM and LFP.

  • The development of charging infrastructure presents significant investment opportunities.

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