-Together to improve: CATL shines at Auto Shanghai with its carbon neutral ambition and advanced technologies
SHANGHAI, April 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 18, CATL made its first appearance with cutting-edge technologies and all-scenario solutions at the 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Expo (Auto Shanghai). During the fair, it introduced its carbon-neutral and condensed battery plan, and announced cooperation with OEMs on new products, such as Qilin 4C fast charge battery and sodium-ion battery, further demonstrating its innovative ability. and his achievements in the new energy industry.
Disruptive innovation opens the era of comprehensive electrification
On April 19, CATL introduced the state-of-the-art condensed battery at Auto Shanghai. With energy density up to 500 Wh/kg, it can achieve high energy density and high safety level at the same time in creative ways, creating a whole new electrification scenario for passenger aircraft. In addition, CATL can achieve mass production of condensed batteries for electric vehicles in a short period of time. Condensed battery, the most striking battery technology presented at the fair, will promote the electrification and intelligent development of passenger aircraft, thus opening up more possibilities for the development of the industry.
To cope with changes in super-high energy density materials resulting from electrochemical reactions, CATL's condensed battery leverages high-conductivity biomimetic condensed-state electrolytes to build a micron-level self-adaptive network structure that can adjust interactive forces. between the strands, thus improving the conductive performance of the cells and, in turn, the efficiency of lithium ion transport, while boosting the stability of the microstructure.
Meanwhile, the condensed battery integrates a number of innovative technologies, such as ultra-high energy density cathode materials, innovative anode materials, separators and manufacturing processes, offering excellent charge and discharge performance as well as good safety performance.
At present, CATL is cooperating with partners in developing electric passenger aircraft and practicing aviation-level standards and tests in accordance with aviation safety and quality requirements. In addition, it will also launch automotive-grade condensed batteries, which are expected to go into mass production later this year, demonstrating CATL's ability to quickly transform technology from lab to market.
Advanced battery technologies for multiple models
"Meeting customer needs is the main driving force behind our technological innovation," said Wu Kai, CATL's chief scientist. During the auto show, CATL's advanced technologies, including Sodium-Ion batteries and Qilin batteries, have been launched in the latest models of multiple OEM partners, providing optimized solutions for customers with diverse technologies and enabling consumers enjoy a sustainable driving experience.
On April 16, CATL's first volume of mass-produced sodium-ion batteries to power Chery EV models was announced. Breaking the bottleneck of limited raw materials, the sodium ion battery features excellent thermal stability, good low-temperature performance, and high level of integration efficiency. Sodium-ion and lithium-ion batteries can be complementary in order to provide the market and customers with a variety of cost-effective solutions, making it a popular choice for the mass market.
On April 18, CATL signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement with Li Auto, and both companies announced that Li Auto's first BEV model will be the first to carry CATL's Qilin 4C batteries. Thanks to its excellent performance, the innovative Qilin battery can significantly increase the competitiveness of high-end vehicle models. Supported by CATL's Qilin 4C fast charge batteries and Li Auto's 800V high voltage fast charge BEV solution, Li Auto's new model improves energy efficiency while increasing charging speed, which enables fast charging speed and longer range in most driving scenarios.
Carbon neutral ambition creates new opportunities
As the world translates global consensus into global action on sustainable development, CATL announced its carbon neutrality plan at this year's Auto Shanghai. It commits to achieving carbon neutrality across its core operations by 2025 and across the entire battery value chain by 2035.
This means that by 2025, all CATL battery factories will be carbon neutral, achieving carbon neutrality first in the manufacturing sector. By 2035, all batteries produced by CATL will be carbon neutral, achieving carbon neutrality across the entire value chain, from mineral resources to finished batteries.
"For CATL, achieving carbon neutrality is our responsibility, demonstrates our ability and opens up more opportunities," said Jiang Li, CATL Board Secretary. CATL's lithium-ion battery sales volume skyrocketed to 289 GWh in 2022, occupying 37% and 43.4% of the global EV battery and energy storage battery market share, respectively. Therefore, CATL's carbon neutrality plan is the largest scale in the lithium-ion battery industry. CATL will also publish its white paper on carbon neutrality, outlining its approaches and action plans to achieve carbon neutrality, with the goal of becoming the first leading battery company to achieve carbon neutrality globally. .
CATL showcases its tiered achievements in innovation across four dimensions, namely Material and Electrochemical System, Structure System, Extreme Manufacturing, and Business Model, including a range of products and solutions such as the lithium-ion cell family, the lithium-ion battery sodium, 12-volt battery, 48-volt battery, AB battery pack, Qilin battery, and powertrain domain controller pack, as well as all-scenario solutions focused on electrification and intelligent development such as EVOGO battery packs and battery swapping stations, demonstrating its strengths in R&D and comprehensive strategic planning. Together to improve, CATL aspires to contribute more to the high-quality development of the new energy industry together with its customers.
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