NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report examines a decade of lithium-ion batteries and beyond. It analyses needs, applications, technology, future winners, losers, alternatives, competition and profit with 10 year sales forecasts and 400+ suppliers' technology and applications listed. Their cost, safety and performance tradeoff is unchallenged in an increasing number of large new applications including wearable electronics, land, water, airborne vehicles, buildings, off-grid power. Understand how flexible, stretchable, transparent and load-bearing versions will succeed. This report has over 170 detailed slide-format pages of new forecasts, analysis and infographics seeing the future with depth on technology trends, needs and market forecasts. The emphasis is almost entirely on the present and the future such as how parameters will improve and lower costs, new shapes and mechanical properties, improved safety and non-flammable non-toxic versions will open up new markets. Over 450 manufacturers are compared in chemistry, assembly and sales thrust. There is depth on the next technology breakthroughs such as silicon anodes. The key parts of recent presentations by all the key players are embedded in this work, almost entirely researched in 2016 by award winning PhD level IDTechEx analysts travelling worldwide. Interviews, IDTechEx databases, web searches and conference attendance were extensively used.The structure of the report is a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions with forecasts, issues, roadmaps etc. then Introduction looking at battery basics and lithium-ion in particular. An Applications chapter maps parameters and solutions with detail on the largest market of the coming decade - the trillion dollar electric vehicle business in 2026.