With the introduction of lithium battery technology in 1998, China’s lithium battery industry has undergone 25 years of development. Through the combined efforts of proactive government policies and domestic lithium battery enterprises’ independent innovation, a complete industry chain and globally leading market scale have been established, fostering numerous internationally competitive and leading lithium battery enterprises.
Globally, lithium batteries are primarily used in the consumer, power, and energy storage battery sectors. In the consumer battery sector, the expansion of the market has slowed down in recent years, influenced by downstream markets such as 3C electronics. However, with the gradual recovery of downstream markets and continuous exploration of emerging application areas, the consumer battery market still holds significant growth potential. In the power battery sector, as a key area of current lithium battery development, it is expected to maintain a rapid growth trend for an extended period. According to GGII forecasts, the global installed capacity of power batteries could reach 1550 GWh by 2025 and is expected to reach 3000 GWh by 2030. Chinese battery manufacturers, while focusing on the domestic market, will continue to actively expand into international markets, particularly in the consumer, power, and energy storage applications.
As the hub of China’s lithium battery industry, Shenzhen’s high-quality and large-scale development of energy storage lithium batteries relies on the technological support of the intelligent equipment industry. In the context of energy storage scenarios and the trend towards technological diversification, the level of intelligent equipment technology needs continuous iteration, coupled with increased research and development efforts in key equipment technologies, to contribute to the high-quality and scalable development of the lithium battery energy storage industry, ensuring ‘safety, reliability, stability, energy efficiency, and economic efficiency.
Lithium-ion batteries, with their advantages of small size, light weight, high energy density, and minimal environmental pollution, are gradually replacing lead-acid batteries. Their applications in consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and energy storage devices are deepening, rapidly expanding the market. Driven by factors such as global battery market demand, policy dividends, technological progress, and cost control, the lithium battery energy storage industry has transitioned from an initial phase to a high-speed expansion stage, with ample room for future growth. With the acceleration of the lithium battery industry chain and the highlighting of cost advantages, Chinese lithium battery factories are expected to further expand their global market share.