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 265 international clients, including the U.S. Senate, the California Air Resources Board, the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, and others.

Dr. Menahem 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, 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. His clients over the last two decades have ranged from promising startups to some of the world's largest corporations.

Kevin Konecky, a TBC consulting associate, has over 20 years of engineering experience. Known for his excellence as a team leader and engineering manager in energy storage systems and advanced technology vehicle, he is also skilled at new product design and development, product testing integration of multiple sub-systems for vehicles, new product launches and has expanded his skillset into power electronics.

The xEV Industry Report

Based on an analysis of the major automakers’ plans and regional conditions worldwide.
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The Tesla Battery Report

Dr. Anderman’s insightful report analyzes Tesla’s success to date and forecasts the impact it will have on automakers, battery producers, and the future of the EV industry.
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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