Paris motor show

In December 2014, barely a year before Dieselgate, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, had announced in a drastic environmental plan to introduce a general ban on the sale of diesel cars by 2020. The air in Paris and other urban centers in Europe is "oppressive". Almost two years after Hidalgo's announcement and one year after Dieselgate, carmakers are outdoing each other at the Paris Motor Show with announcements about "real" electric cars. Opel presents its Ampera-e, Smart follows with its electric variant. At the beginning of 2018, Audi arrived at the real electric cars with the Audi Q6 E-Tron SUV built at the Brussels plant with a range of more than 500 kilometers. Mercedes is showing an electric SUV in Paris, VW has a near-production Golf-sized electric car with a good 400 kilometers of electric range as the centerpiece of its exhibition stand, BMW is working flat out not only on electric i models with carbon bodies, but is also converting conventional ones to real e-drives. The diesels are in the corner in Paris. In the classic diesel domain SUV, electric car concepts trump in Paris. Tesla has had the first electric SUV on the road with its Model X for a good year now.

Demand for battery cells to increase seventy-fold by 2025

With Paris, the industry is thus moving a little further towards Asia. If one converts the announcement of the new VW strategy under Matthias Müller into battery production, one can expect lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 160 million kWh in the VW new cars of 2025. Assuming that the majority of battery-electric VW new cars will have a range of 500 kilometers around 2025, 80 kWh of energy storage per vehicle can be expected.

Paris motor show

If the analysis is extended to the most important countries with a high demand for exhaust emissions, China, the USA and EU Europe, a market for lithium-ion electricity storage of 1.040 billion kWh can be expected worldwide for the year 2025. Just for comparison, in 2015, according to our calculations, the storage capacity "sold" in new cars was around 15 million kWh. Suppliers of lithium-ion battery cells are facing a huge rush. Demand will increase seventy-fold in the next nine years.

With Paris, we recognize that in the future the new heart of the industry will beat in China, Korea and Japan. This applies not only to the sales market for new cars, but with the lithium-ion cells, the core and essential element of the new technology. In Europe, there is hardly any industrial competence for lithium-ion cells.

While diesel market share in Germany is crumbling, demand for SUVs is steadily increasing. Meanwhile, 20.4 percent of all new cars in Germany are diesels. At the same time, diesel is losing market share. Dieselgate, thermal windows with excessively high nitrogen oxide emissions and real-driving emissions tests will make life difficult for diesel in the next few years. You can't close driving bans in major cities and metropolitan areas for diesel cars after the judges at the Düsseldorf administrative court ruled in favor of diesel driving bans as a measure against excessive nitrogen oxide levels.

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