A 57% YoY increase in NME in EV batteries drives battery nickel demand higher

10 July 2019, 06:12:58

A 57% YoY increase in NME in EV batteries drives battery nickel demand higherAdamas Intelligence reports that in May 2019 there has been a 57% increase in the deployment of nickel metal equivalent (NME) in EV batteries around the world compared to May 2018. More specifically, the amount of NME used in Li-Ion batteries for the same period increased by 69% and the amount of NME used in Ni-MH batteries increased by 26%. The amount of used nickel depends on the types of cathode, anode and electrolyte chemistries used and the battery capacity.

If we have to juxtapose the total passenger EV battery capacity deployed in the past year and the total amount of NME deployed in EV batteries, we see an increase of 48% and 57%, respectively. This means that the EV industry is adopting cathode chemistries with higher amounts of nickel. For example, these are the NCM 622 and NCM 811 cells that use a greater amount of nickel per watt-hour. A recent Adamas Intelligence report also proves that finding out that the NCM 811 batteries deployed in passenger EVs are up 113% in May compared to April 2019. Some of the most important players in the EV battery market that are placing their bets on the NCM 811 cells are CATL, SK Innovation and LG Chem with CATL already supplying such cells to production EV models such as the NIO ES8 and NIO ES6.Source

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9 July 2019

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R135

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 4200 - 11163 rpm, 245 Nm @ 1500 - 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R110

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 80 kW @ 3395 - 10886 rpm, 225 Nm @ 500 - 3395 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Standard 70 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 69.2 in / 1758 mm
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 70 kWh

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 187.4 in / 4761 mm
Width: 74.2 in / 1884 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1623 mm
Curb weight: 5500.53 lb / 2495 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 80 kWh, Voltage: 405 V

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric 38.3 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.0 in / 4470 mm
Width: 71.7 in / 1820 mm
Height: 57.1 in / 1450 mm
Curb weight: 3130.56 lb / 1420 kg
Electric motor: 101 kW @ 2850 - 6000 rpm, 295 Nm @ 1000 - 2850 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 38.3 kWh, Voltage: 319.4 V

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 159.6 in / 4055 mm
Height: 56.3 in / 1430 mm
Curb weight: 3306.93 lb / 1500 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 39 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1801 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3511.96 lb / 1593 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 2600 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 240 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 39.2 kWh, Voltage: 327 V

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1800 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3708.18 lb / 1682 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2019 Audi Q4 e-tron

2019 Audi Q4 e-tron concept

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 180.7 in / 4590 mm
Width: 74.8 in / 1900 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1610 mm
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 75 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3853.68 lb / 1748 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SV Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3811.79 lb / 1729 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

2019 Tesla Model S

2019 Tesla Model S Standard Range

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4769.04 lb / 2163.2 kg
Electric motor #1: 285 kW @ 6850 rpm, 440 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 194 kW @ 6100 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3864.7 lb / 1753 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3627.05 lb / 1645.2 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 62 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3627.05 lb / 1645.2 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 62 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 184.3 in / 4682 mm
Width: 74.6 in / 1895 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 147 kW, 348 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, 348 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 90 kWh, Voltage: 388 V

2020 Rivian R1S

2020 Rivian R1S 135 kWh

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 198.4 in / 5040 mm
Width: 79.3 in / 2015 mm
Height: 71.7 in / 1820 mm
Curb weight: 5842.25 lb / 2650 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2020 Rivian R1T

2020 Rivian R1T 135 kWh

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 215.6 in / 5475 mm
Width: 79.3 in / 2015 mm
Height: 71.5 in / 1815 mm
Curb weight: 5886.34 lb / 2670 kg
Battery: 135 kWh