BYD Chasing Silver
- No surprises in the leadership, Panasonic is high above thanks to the success of battery-hungry Tesla, and with VAG plug-ins compensating for the Toyota sales drop, it's business as usual for Panasonic;
- LG Chem has stopped the bleeding and with the New Gen batteries coming late next year, it seems the future is once again bright for the South Korean manufacturer;
- BYD is on a never-ending growth trend, being the only manufacturer to significantly improve share (12% now vs 6% last year) in the ranking, all while doubling the volume achieved last year in just 9 months. With LG Chem and AESC close, it wouldn't be surprising if it could reach #2 by the end of this year;
- In a fast growing market, Lithium Energy Japan (GS Yuasa / Mitsubishi) sales have risen on a modest rate, hampered by the small battery volume each Outlander PHEV has;
China is Rising...
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