According to the recent report “Large & Advanced Battery Technology & Markets” from Wellesley, Mass.-based BCC Research, the global market for large and advanced batteries was worth $8.9 billion in 2007 and is expected to increase to more than 11.4 billion by 2012 — a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1%.

The market is broken down into motive, advanced portable, advanced stationary, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in, and developmental applications. Of these, advanced portable has the largest share of the market. Valued at $3.4 billion in 2007, this segment is forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2012, a CAGR of 4.1% (Table).

Worth an estimated $3 billion in 2007, advanced stationary — the second-largest segment — will reach $3.7 billion by 2012. The biggest increase in this segment will be for UPS and smaller remote stationary applications to protect data during power outages.