QEV designated as CATL’s European sales partner
Spanish eMobility company QEV Technologies has signed an agreement with Chinese battery manufacturer CATL to collaborate on aftermarket services.
QEV Technologies will henceforth be CATL’s authorised service agent in Europe for the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and updates of batteries for electric vehicles and stationary energy storage systems, according to the Spanish company. QEV does not disclose the duration of the agreement.
On the process: CATL will provide QEV with comprehensive training on battery know-how. QEV Tech will provide qualified battery experts and facilities to offer after-sales services to CATL’s customers across Europe. Customers include carmakers such as Stellantis, Hyundai, Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, VW and Volvo.
“We are very honoured to be the official service partner of CATL and grateful for the trust,” says Joan Orus, CEO of QEV Tech. “QEV Tech has many qualified engineers and mechanics who are experts in e-mobilities, and we have sufficient and up to standard facilities to support the battery care and maintenance process. I believe we will be the best option for CATL to expand its aftersales services in Europe.”
CATL has already entered into a very similar aftermarket cooperation for batteries in commercial vehicles and industrial applications in 2020, specifically with Augsburg-based Quantron. There, however, the agreement also includes distribution, which is not applicable in the case of electric cars – OEMs buy their batteries directly from CATL.
QEV Tech was founded 20 years ago by CEO Orus. On the one hand, the company is active as a development service provider in the field of electric mobility, but it also converts combustion engines to electric drive systems and also builds electrically powered vans, buses and trucks. QEV has developed its own platform for electric buses. The company is also active in electric motorsports and is involved in Formula E and Extreme E, for example, through cooperations.