CALB to expand production capacities by 2025
The Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) has announced the expansion of its production capacities to 300 GWh by 2025. Among other things, the company is planning a new factory in Hefei with a capacity of 50 GWh. International carmakers could also benefit from this.
Battery IP battle is taking off in China
Chinese battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has sued its smaller rival China Lithium Battery Technology (CALB) for alleged infringement of its intellectual property. The latter denies the allegations.
CALB sets its sights on European production
With CALB, short for China Aviation Lithium Battery Technology, another battery manufacturer from China aims for Europe. The state-owned company claims to produce lithium-ion batteries with NCM as well as LFP chemistry – in the order of 100 GWh per year.
Lifecycle assessment: Electric cars vs ICEs
Is an electric car more climate-friendly than a vehicle with a combustion engine or not? And if so, under which conditions is that the case? A team at the Environment Campus Birkenfeld in Trier now published a new study – not using metadata, but real-world tests and measurements. The results are remarkable.
Continental widening e-mobility portfolio in China
At Auto Shanghai, supplier Continental is showing an extensive portfolio of solutions for electric mobility in China. Conti plans to significantly expand its production capacities in the Chinese cities of Tianjin and Changzhou in the coming years accordingly.
Sino-German battery joint venture
German supplier ElringKlinger agreed with Chengfei Integration Technology (CITC), a cell maker from China, to set up a joint venture. Together they are to develop, produce and sell battery modules globally.