GLG Network Surveys: Batteries Market Overview

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The GLG Surveys team interviewed 70 executives across the US and Europe who are using/manufacturing batteries.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • 70 executives across the US and Europe working for an automotive OEM, consumer electronics, grid storage firm (utilities, independent power producers, developers, system integrators), telecom, datacenter, or a high volume battery manufacturing firm commented on the latest innovations of lithium-ion batteries and how it is used by different verticals.
  • These respondents provided insight into the cathode chemistry used as well as recycling initiatives for the next years.


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Brian Dillard, former Vice President at Primus Power.

The standard deliverable, includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.


  • What are the most critical materials over the next 5 years in the lithium-ion battery supply chain?
  • What cathode chemistry is currently being used?
  • What organizational priority is placed on instituting recycling initiatives into the value chain?
  • What new technologies do you expect to have an impact in the next 1 to 5 years?
  • Please rate the expected growth rate of each specific energy storage type to be used in Hyperscale datacentres for the next 5 years.


This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy and Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above).

  • For those with a subscription not including the above, cost of the survey is $5,000 USD. This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint.
  • A more detailed set of cross-tabulation tables (i.e. comparison of the data in different segmentation groups such as country, job title, etc.) will be provided upon request for an additional charge of $1,500 USD.


Request other available and upcoming Network Surveys within the sector:

Energy and Industrials (EI)

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    • Questionnaire was drafted by David Elsenblast, current President of Agribio Consulting and former VP International Feedstock Development at Renewable Energy Group.
  • Hydrogen + Event
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Brendan Bilton, former Managing Director at Acal Energy.
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Martin Lynch, former Head of Commercial Finance at EasyJet.
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Axel Joachim Maschka, former SVP of business development at Valeo Sa until May of 2018.
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    • Surveying 50 executives at large companies within the energy and industrial industries that are responsible for the strategy / implementation of regulations stemming from the Green Deal. The research covered cost estimations, ease of implementation and associated challenges of the EU Green Deal.
    • Questionnaire was drafted by Andrea Mogni, former Senior financial expert on EU Affairs at the European Commission
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by James King, Independent Consultant and Economic Advisor to industrial metals and raw materials industries.
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Arrien Westhuis, former Director of Global Business Development at FLSmidth.
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    • 50 buyers of Rolls-Royce engines from aeronautics and defence space discussed about the key trends within the industry and impacts of past economic downturns, outlook on the sector, including underlying risks and opportunities.
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