Tag: CATL

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:56 am

CATL starts building battery plant in Germany

Two weeks after CATL received notice of the premature start of construction of its battery cell plant near Erfurt, capital of the German state of Thuringia, the official ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday.

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Oct 1, 2019 - 02:34 pm

New plants in China for SK Innovation and CATL

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation has established a joint venture with the Chinese battery specialist EVE Energy to set up its second production facility in China for electric car batteries. CATL is also planning another factory.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 03:34 pm

CATL reveals new cell-to-pack platform at IAA

The Chinese battery group CATL has just presented its development plans for cell-to-pack batteries at the IAA in Germany. The new CTP platform is designed to improve the development of battery sets with a pack’s energy density to increase from 180 Wh/kg to 200 Wh/kg.

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Sep 8, 2019 - 01:51 pm

Porsche in talks with CATL for battery cells

Porsche is apparently negotiating a supply contract for battery cells with CATL. The German sports car manufacturer and the Chinese battery specialist are “in good talks”, said Porsche development director Michael Steiner, who meets regularly with CATL management.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 01:19 pm

CATL doubles profits for first half of the year

In the first half of 2019, the Chinese battery manufacturer CATL was able to achieve strong growth in sales and profits compared to the same period of the previous year. The biggest sales driver continues to be business with electric car batteries.

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Aug 17, 2019 - 10:29 am

Hyundai launches two battery-electric models in China

Hyundai is launching its second and third electric model on the Chinese market this year. The electric version of the Hyundai Encino (known outside China as the Kona) will be launched in October, before a battery-powered version of the Lafesta sedan, available exclusively in China, will follow in December.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:50 pm

Volvo banks on Blockchain for cobalt transparency

Volvo wants to use blockchain technologies to increase transparency regarding the origin of the cobalt used in the batteries of their electric cars. The first project in China, the home country of Volvo’s mother company Geely, has now been launched.

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Jul 25, 2019 - 02:34 pm

Indonesia: International consortium seeks nickel & cobalt

An international consortium of renowned e-mobility players plans to build a resource mining plant for lithium-ion batteries on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In concrete terms, the project reportedly involves nickel and cobalt. Apparently, Tesla, CATL, LG Chem, Daimler and Volkswagen aim to participate in the consortium.

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Jul 17, 2019 - 07:06 pm

Toyota and CATL enter a series of collaborations

Toyota has just announced the cornerstones of a comprehensive battery collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). This includes not only a “stable” supply of CATL batteries for Toyota but also the development of new battery technologies and more.

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Jul 15, 2019 - 12:53 pm

Xpeng Motors boosts range of G3 electric SUV

The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors is launching an updated version of its G3 SUV, which was only launched in December 2018. The electric SUV for the Chinese market now features CATL batteries with higher power density.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 01:35 pm

VW to support battery suppliers with production setup

Volkswagen wants to use financial support and the establishment of joint ventures to persuade battery cell suppliers to produce sufficient energy storage systems for the Group’s electrical offensive at a faster pace. Many suppliers remain hesitant.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 06:36 pm

CATL massively increases investment in Erfurt

Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has decided to increase the investment in its planned factory in Erfurt by a factor of 7.5: Instead of the originally planned 240 million euros, 1.8 billion euros are now earmarked for the German location.

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Jun 8, 2019 - 11:43 pm

Toyota speeds up battery-electric cars with CATL & BYD

Toyota has now announced that it will enter into a number of collaborations in China to accelerate the development of its electric cars by 5 years and to ensure the supply of key components such as batteries. The new partners include CATL and BYD, among others.

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May 21, 2019 - 03:41 pm

Is BMW considering fully electric version of the i8?

For the next generation of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, BMW is apparently in favour of a fully electric drive with core elements from the BMW iNext’s electric all-wheel drive. The battery cells could be supplied by the Chinese manufacturer CATL.

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Apr 12, 2019 - 11:55 am

Geely subsidiary Geometry presents first BEV

Geely has introduced its first fully electric car brand, named Geometry, alongside its first model Geometry A. By the year 2025, ten electric models will be launched under the new brand in several segments, including sedans, SUVs and vans.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 06:51 pm

BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21.

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Mar 12, 2019 - 03:15 pm

VW aiming for 22 million electric cars by 2030

The Volkswagen Group has just announced that over the next ten years it will build 22 million electric vehicles on company-owned electric-platforms, which means some seven million more than previously planned. It will also increase the number of electric models.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 01:20 pm

Tesla in negotiation with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. The battery cell manufacturer has since denied intentions of entering business with Tesla.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 01:06 pm

China: FAW and CATL launch battery JV

The battery cell manufacturer CATL and the state-owned Chinese car manufacturer FAW have founded a joint venture for the development, production and sale of lithium-ion batteries. It has a starting capital of two billion yuan (approx. 263 million euros).

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Feb 5, 2019 - 01:32 pm

Honda decides on CATL battery cells

With Honda, another car manufacturer opts for battery cells from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). An agreement has now been signed for CATL to supply battery cells with a total capacity of around 56 GWh to Honda by 2027.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 01:48 pm

Geely & CATL found battery JV in China

The vehicle manufacturer Geely is founding a joint venture with the battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). The joint venture will be called CATL Geely Power Battery and will launch with a starting fund of one billion Yuan (130 million euro) by the two partners.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/11/06/volvo-sets-up-blockchain-system-for-tracing-cobalt-sources/
06.11.2019 15:47