CATL outgrows the battery competition
CATL was the world’s largest manufacturer of batteries for electric cars for the fifth consecutive year in 2021, according to figures from market research firm SNE Research. With an installed capacity of 96.7 gigawatt-hours, CATL achieved a 32.6 per cent share of the global market for lithium-ion car batteries in 2021.
CALB announces plans for 2 new battery plants in China
Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) has signed contracts with two cities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong to build new production facilities. The two planned factories in Guangzhou and Jiangmen will each be designed for an annual capacity of 50 GWh.
CALB plans to hit the stock market
The Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) is planning its IPO in Hong Kong. In doing so, CALB wants to raise about one billion US dollars – currently about 880 million euros – to finance further growth.
CALB to build battery plant in Europe
The Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) is now also planning a factory in Europe. An annual capacity of 20 GWh is planned. There is no further information on the location and timetable so far – but Germany seems to be in the running.
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.