Reports & Consulting
Gain clarity on the complex issues of the rapidly expanding market of electrified vehicles. Total Battery Consulting (TBC), a private battery consulting firm, provides technology and market assessments to over 240 international clients, including the U.S. Senate, the California Air Resources Board, the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, and others. Other TBC clients over the last 12 years have ranged from Silicon Valley startups to some of the world's largest corporations.
Dr. Menahem Anderman, TBC president, provides expert, independent consulting services for a wide range of battery issues including power source technology assessment and product development, application and usage. As the world’s leading independent expert on advanced automotive batteries, Dr. Anderman is routinely quoted in news and business journals including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Kevin Konecky, a TBC consulting associate, has 20 years of engineering experience that includes managing energy storage system design and validation, battery system pack design and integration consulting, and new product design and development, including power electronics. His skills are an excellent complement to Dr. Anderman’s expertise in cell technology and battery application and markets.
Dr. Anderman’s comprehensive xEV Industry Insider Report is based on his on-site interviews with senior battery technologists and business development executives at 15 global automakers and 25 of their current and prospective battery suppliers. The latest edition of the Report, updated in May 2015, dissects current 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. It discusses the technological status and manufacturing positions of individual battery producers and points out the Japanese and Korean battery manufacturers who are best positioned to succeed in the market.
The Tesla Battery Report, also authored by Dr. Anderman, provides insight into the company that became the world’s larger user of Li-Ion batteries overnight and of its battery technology. The Report includes EV market and EV battery market forecasts to 2020 and explores the gigafactory’s cost, challenges and benefits.
“Dr. Anderman is one of the most knowledgeable people I have met in the battery field, particularly with regards to automotive applications. He exhibits a rare blend in his deep understanding of the technology and the markets. He is a consultant of the highest value.”
Richard A. Clark, Morgan Advanced Materials and Technology
“The EV-PHEV Opportunity Report is beneficial for all levels from Executive to R&D Engineer. Dr. Anderman provides a unique perspective after gathering input from all of the players in the industry. With the PHEV and HEV market poised for growth in the coming years, this report is beneficial for those looking to get into the action as well as individuals and companies that are already established.”
Steven Clark, Chrysler Group LLC
“I was very pleased with the content and transparency of the Report.”
Joep Huijsmans, Shell Global Solutions International
“Very well researched analysis by Dr. Anderman and very informative, an eye opener! …”
Matthew Stewart, Altair
“Our team studied Dr. Anderman's report very carefully and found it to be well written, carefully researched, and accurate with respect to the technical and commercial details. Moreover, his forecasts were well supported and very convincing.”
Dr. Eric Wasmund, Inco Special Products