Reports & Consulting

TBC will offer five reports in 2016:

TBC is expanding to better serve the advanced battery industry. Our popular xEV Industry Insider Report, with an April 206 edition coming soon and an update scheduled for October 2016 edition, is currently available and we are now offering four specialized reports. These reports — all written by experts in the field who share our commitment to excellence and neutrality — offer depth and insight into specific subjects of substantial interest to industry professionals and observers.

The Tesla Battery Report, authored by Dr. Anderman, provides insights into the company that became the world’s larger user of Li-Ion batteries overnight and a review of its battery technology. Available soon! The May 2016 edition with detailed discussion of the Gigafactory and Model 3.

Dr. Anderman’s comprehensive 2016 xEV Industry Insider Report is based on his onsite interviews with senior battery technologists and business development executives at 15 global automakers and 25 of their current and prospective battery suppliers. The Report dissects xEV and xEV-battery technology and provides an insightful assessment of vehicle- and battery-market forecasts by automakers and battery developers to 2020, revealing the likely trajectory of the industry. 2016 edition - available in May.

Battery Packs of Modern xEVs, a report authored by Kevin Konecky and Dr. Menahem Anderman, provides an expansive analysis of the battery-pack technology--including cell, module, and subsystem–used in over one hundred of the most recent xEVs. Now available - April 2016 Report.

Li Ion Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance, authored by Dr. Daniel Doughty, presents the fundamentals of battery safety and abuse tolerance. It discusses materials, cells, and battery system design, manufacturing, applications, and validation, as well as the lessons learned from recent failures. Available June 2016

Li Ion Batteries and Beyond, authored by Prof. Martin Winter, is a unique report evaluating advanced battery R&D work across the globe and highlighting the most promising materials and cell technologies that will enable advances in battery technology and, with it, market expansion. Available July 2016

Supporting Dr. Anderman at TBC as consultants are:

Kevin Konecky is a TBC consulting associate with over 16 years of automotive Energy Storage System engineering experience.

Dr. Daniel Doughty provides independent expert consulting services for a wide range of battery safety issues, including failure analysis, test method development, interpretation of test results, expert witness, and forensic consulting.

Prof. Martin Winter is the director Muenster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET)—the largest battery R&D institute in Europe—and an active consultant for industry and governments.

Since 1996, Total Battery Consulting (TBC) has provided consultation and multi-client industry reports in the field of energy-storage development, application, and market, with particular emphasis on the advanced automotive battery market. TBC’s 300+ clients range from some of the world’s largest automotive materials and battery producers to fast-moving, innovative Silicon-Valley startups and also includes financial institutions and government agencies. Dr. Menahem Anderman, founder and president of TBC, provides expert, independent consulting services for a wide range of battery issues including power source technology assessment and product development, application and usage. In 2000, Dr. Anderman also founded the premier international event in the industry: the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC), which he has chaired ever since.

The objective of Total Battery Consulting is to make information available to industry professionals around the world to help them focus their financial and human resources on the most technologically viable and economically affordable solutions for the needs of automotive energy-storage industry.

Upcoming Reports

Li Ion Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance
A Systematic Account of Why Battery Safety Incidents Occur and How to Avoid Them
Available June 2016
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Li Ion Batteries and Beyond
Critical Insights into Future Cell Chemistry and Materials
Available July 2016
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“PolyPlus Battery Company has used Dr. Anderman's services over the past several years and we have always found Menahem to be efficient and competent in his approach to technical problems, and highly informed on new developments in the battery community. I recommend his services without reservation.”

Steve Visco, CEO, CTO and Founder, Polyplus Battery Company, Inc.

“There is certain data that you just cannot get elsewhere and we rely on the Report’s analysis - especially cost information; it’s almost impossible to compare yourself with competitors by any other means. The market is getting bigger fast, so it is very valuable to us. It is worth the money - absolutely. No question.”

William Wallace, Director, Global Battery Systems, General Motors

“The xEV report is very valuable because it has such good technical related content; it helps us not only understand the commercial side of the market, but also the technical side of the market. It is definitely a good investment and good value.”

Ina Jiang, Sales Engineer, Rogers Corporation

“The xEV Report is relevant, it is not wading through, pages and pages of information to find what we are looking for. The information is exactly what we are looking for.”

Ted Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage Strategy and Research, Ford Motor Company