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17.07.2019 - 19:30

Toyota and CATL enter a series of collaborations

After Toyota announced in June that it would enter into a series of collaborations to accelerate the development of electric cars and ensure the supply of battery cells, the Japanese company has just announced the cornerstones of a comprehensive battery collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL).

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15.07.2019 - 12:39

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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08.07.2019 - 13:50

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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26.06.2019 - 18:50

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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08.06.2019 - 23:08

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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21.05.2019 - 15:49

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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12.04.2019 - 11:49

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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26.03.2019 - 18:06

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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12.03.2019 - 15:04

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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11.03.2019 - 13:53

Tesla apparently NOT negotiating 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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04.03.2019 - 13:27

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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05.02.2019 - 13:53

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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02.01.2019 - 13:26

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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11.12.2018 - 15:36

Daimler orders €20BN worth of batteries

Daimler will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros to ramp up for its electric strategy until 2030. Although the company has made the announcement, it has unfortunately not specified with which companies they have placed their orders. 

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21.11.2018 - 17:26

Tesla electric car batteries ahead of the pack

Analysts from UBS teamed up with engineers to figure out which electric vehicle batteries made by established manufacturers offer the best value. They concluded that cells made by Panasonic in Tesla’s Gigafactory are 20 per cent more cost efficient than the next best on offer from LG Chem.

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17.11.2018 - 14:28

CATL moves into German battery factory early

The Chinese battery cell giant CATL has moved into the offices near the planned battery factory in Erfurt, Germany. Moreover, they are also accelerating their entire schedule, according to European boss Matthias Zentgraf, who said “it is all about tempo”.

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15.11.2018 - 17:29

Europe’s battery cell plans in numbers

Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, wants to have about 30% of global battery production in 2030 take place in Europe. What this would entail in terms of factories is described below.

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31.10.2018 - 18:12

CATL & Panasonic profits drop due to investments

Competing for the top of the battery value chain comes at a cost as the latest earnings of both CATL and Panasonic show. While China’s cell making powerhouse reports a plus 60% in revenue, their profit fell. Panasonic paints a similar picture and in both cases, investments are weighing heavy – for now.

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11.09.2018 - 18:55

China: SAIC-GM & CATL forge new battery alliance

General Motor’s joint venture in China, SAIC-GM agreed a cooperation with battery giant CATL. They aim to deepen cooperation in R&D for GM’s next battery technology for new energy vehicles in China. The move is a necessary one for GM.

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27.08.2018 - 16:59

CATL to begin German factory construction in 2019

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL will begin construction of their planned battery cell factory in Germany next year, according to Europe boss Matthias Zentgraf. The production start for the battery cells is estimated for 2022.

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29.07.2018 - 15:14

CATL begins cooperation with Jiangling

Battery manufacturer CATL has begun a cooperation with Ford-partner and EV manufacturer Jiangling Motors. The duo plans to do research and development on different vehicle models for their cooperation.

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19.07.2018 - 17:03

China: GAC and CATL found two joint ventures

The Chinese automobile manufacturer GAC and the battery cell supplier CATL have founded two joint ventures in Guangzhou to produce and market batteries for BEV’s and PHEV’s. The corresponding contract was signed today.

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10.07.2018 - 19:16

Renault to debut new Zoe this year in Paris?

Renault appears to be happy on their home market, where rumours of a new and bigger Zoe are getting louder. The 2019 Zoe could see the spotlight at this year’s Auto Salon in Paris already and speculations speak of new cells from CATL and charging with CCS.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/07/17/toyota-and-catl-enter-a-series-of-collaborations/
17.07.2019 19:30