Sunday, September 26, 2021

Poland, the European Production Center for Lithium-Ion Batteries

 Poland is the largest in Europe and the fifth in the world supplier of lithium-ion batteries and their components for electric cars.

At the end of 2020, the value of exports of lithium-ion batteries reached approx. EUR 400 million per month, and now they account for as much as 2% of all Polish exports. This is almost a third of European demand for batteries for electric vehicles, says Politico. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Poland currently ranks first in Europe and fifth in the world among the countries particularly involved in building the European and global value chain of the battery sector and has a chance to maintain a leading position in this area at least until 2025.

Poland owes the leading position to the LG Energy Solution, whose plant in Kobierzyce near Wrocław is Europe's largest factory of batteries for e-vehicles. The planned expansion may result in the facility having the largest production potential in the world.