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Kstar and CATL to build five new lithium-ion production lines in China for ESS markets

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 13:58 -- Paul Crompton

Global lithium-ion battery maker CATL is extending its joint venture partnership with lead-acid UPS manufacturer Shenzhen Kstar Science & Technology by building new production lines at their battery manufacturing facilities in China.

The joint venture will focus on energy storage system power conditioning systems (PCS), battery packs— including UPS-integrated lithium-ion battery packs, residential energy storage battery packs and packs for small-to-medium lithium-ion batteries of nonstandard size— and charging stations. 

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Tesla in talks with CATL to use cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in its China-made cars

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:40 -- Vic
Tesla lithium-ion cell- Simon Rudolf

Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) in cars manufactured at its China gigafactory.

If true, it would be the first time the US-based vehicle OEM has used lithium iron phosphate (LFP)— that omit the costly and controversial material— batteries in its lineup.

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Tesla side-steps long-term lithium-ion cell supplier to partner with LG Chem and CATL for its Gigafactory 3

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:32 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle and energy storage firm Tesla has entered into a partnership with South Korea’s LG Chem and China’s CATL as it looks to secure a lithium-ion battery supply for its electric cars at its Gigafactory 3 plant in Shanghai.

Rumours that Tesla would move from its exclusive cell supplier Panasonic to meet demand at the China Gigafactory 3 first surfaced last August.

*UPDATE* CATL confirmed in a stock exchange filing on Monday, 3 February, it had signed a two-year battery supply agreement with Tesla, with the US firm determining the battery purchase volume. The deal starts this July and closes June 2022.

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CATL strikes deal to supply lithium ion cells for Daimler's EV trucks

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:18 -- Paul Crompton
CATL strikes deal to supply lithium-ion cells to Daimler EV trucks

Electric vehicle battery firm Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) has signed a deal to supply lithium-ion battery packs for German automaker Daimler’s electric trucks.

Starting in 2021, the China firm’s batteries will be installed in truck models under Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands.

The companies have not disclosed the volume of the supply agreement.

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CATL edges into Japan’s solar-storage market with new partnership

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:52 -- Paul Crompton
CATL edges into Japan’s solar-storage market with new partnership

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is to develop and sell lithium-ion energy storage systems under a new partnership with Japan’s Next Energy & Resources.

Renewables developer Next Energy said the tie-up aims to mainly target Japan’s lucrative and growing residential solar-plus-battery storage market.

 

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Toyota takes more Asian battery firms along for EV ride

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:45 -- John Shepherd
Toyota takes more Asian battery firms along for EV ride

Toyota is teaming up with several Asian battery manufacturers to ensure it has the supplies it needs to ramp up production of electric vehicles, the Japanese car company has confirmed.

Chinese battery and auto makers CATL and BYD are now lined up to work with Toyota—in addition to Japan’s GS Yuasa and Toshiba, Toyota bosses have confirmed.

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CATL Geely steers EV batteries joint venture

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Lithium battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has reached an agreement with Chinese peer Geely Auto, to form a joint venture company that will develop and produce batteries for electric vehicles.

The newly formed company— called CATL Geely Power Battery (CATL Geely)— will “ensure the stable supply of high-performance components for Geely Auto’s next generation of electrified vehicles.”

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CATL opens first US office in Detroit

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Chinese lithium-ion manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) is opening its first North American sales and service facility, in Detroit, Michigan, as the company looks to stake its claim on the US battery market.

CATL has established “a series of partnership agreements with world-renowned car manufacturers” such as BMW, Daimler, and Jaguar Land Rover.

The Detroit facility will help CATL to “improve the supply of lithium-ion batteries to the US auto market and to support the expansion of EV manufacturing.”

 

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VW adds SK Innovation to battery cells suppliers group

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
VW modular electric toolkit

Volkswagen has expanded its Asian network of electric vehicle battery suppliers to include South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI).

VW’s board member for procurement, Dr Stefan Sommer, said SKI would supply batteries along with South Korean peers LG Chem and Samsung, plus China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). 

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Germany coughs up cash to host CATL gigafactory

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:39 -- Xuan Zhong
Germany coughs up cash to host CATL gigafactory

Germany is dipping into an economic aid fund to support the construction of a battery cells factory in the country by Chinese lithium giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), BEST Battery Briefing can reveal.

CATL confirmed last week it would invest €240 million (US$280m) to build the electric vehicle (EV) battery plant at Erfurt, in the east-central state of Thüringen.

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