Look Towards A New Future

Apr 9, 2012

Global Battery Control Technology Markets

Rechargeable batteries are routinely used in portable product and stationary power applications, including computers, cellular phones, and uninterruptible and emergency power supplies.  More recently, rechargeable batteries have been evolved from relatively low performance industrial vehicles to electric vehicles that rival internal combustion vehicles in performance and exceed their efficiency. This revolution in battery power has been possible through a systems approach that includes advanced batteries, “smart” microcontroller battery chargers, and power conditioners.  This impacts the commercial and consumer electronics market, the transportation market, and the electrical power generation market, among others.

Ultimately, the market for batteries drives the market for battery control technology: chargers, smart batteries, and conditioners.  Batteries are used to accumulate and transport electrical energy.  These functions, power storage and power portability, make batteries essential to today’s industrial and consumer-oriented society.  Although simple batteries have existed for at least two hundred years, the battery industry traces its roots to the early 1900s.  At that time, the commercialization of automobiles and radios created a demand for automotive (starting, lighting, ignition and generator) batteries and portable appliance batteries.  These markets, characterized by primary (disposable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries remain the two areas where most batteries are consumed.  With the growth of the markets for secondary batteries, the market for battery control has grown.  Starting in the 1960s, the wider commercialization of sealed nickel-cadmium batteries and then sealed lead-acid batteries created competition between primary and secondary batteries for some consumer applications.  This development also created a market for whole new kinds of battery control technology.

Battery Control Technology

Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 327
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Battery control advances and a realignment of the battery industry players must be matched by new marketing attitudes. The battery control technology market is much more fragmented than the battery industry it serves.  On the other hand, battery designers and battery control technology designers now must cooperate to meet more demanding design requirements.  Battery control technology customers include the consuming public, industrial users, and manufacturers who must consider battery control as an integral part of a product’s design.  This report is intended to be the most complete technical, economic and business document of this type on the subject and is designed to provide information of a professional nature.  The technical data are dependent on the accuracy of the manufacturers and technical sources that helped make up the BCC Research database.  This report is not intended to constitute a legal or accounting document, nor is it an endorsement of any given product or process.  The authors, and BCC Research as the publisher, assume no liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on this material.


First, this report organizes the battery control technology market into five sub-sectors based on the type of consumer:
  • Automotive.
  • Traction, marine and aviation.
  • Portable products.
  • Stationary (UPS, emergency, remote).
  • On-road electric vehicles.
Then, the market is organized by type of battery control technology:
  • Battery chargers.
  • Battery conditioners.
  • Smart battery systems.
Each of these divisions is comprised of different market sub-sectors, and each is examined in terms of past, present and future sales.  Historic wholesale markets for 2006 and 2011 forecast 2016 market figures are provided.  Predicted markets and compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are expressed in constant Year 2012 dollars.  A detailed discussion of the companies involved is provided for each battery control market sub-sector. Most market summaries are based on a consensus scenario that assumes no unanticipated technical advances and no unexpected legislation. In some cases, several possible development scenarios are presented.  Totals are rounded to the nearest million dollars.  When appropriate, information from previously published sources is identified to allow a more detailed examination by clients.