Wu Kai, the chief scientist of Chinese battery giant CATL, revealed on August 28 at the 2022 World New Energy Vehicle Congress that the firm plans to launch a new-generation “condensed battery” next year.
Condensed state batteries feature high safety, high reliability, and a good life cycle. Some experts say that the core of the condensed state battery is the ability to achieve a superfluid state, superconducting state, stability, and superior conduction. In short, these batteries are more stable, with greater capacity and faster conduction efficiency.
Robin Zeng, the chairman of CATL, once said that besides the Kirin battery, CATL is tackling more new batteries, such as all-solid-state batteries, semisolid-state batteries and condensed matter batteries.
Zeng has also said that the combination for innovation of power battery chemical systems, innovation of structures, innovation of manufacturing, plus innovation of business models can promote the development of the new energy vehicle industry.
On June 23, CATL released its CTP3.0 Kirin battery. This system integration reaches a global high, the volume utilization rate exceeds 72%, and the energy density can reach 255Wh/kg, realizing a vehicle range of 1,000 km. CATL revealed that the Kirin battery will be mass-produced and released in 2023.
On August 28, Robin Zeng said at the WNEVC 2022 that full-scale electrification also requires strong manufacturing and delivery capabilities as support. In terms of manufacturing, CATL has built the largest 5G enterprise private network in China, which has now exceeded 5 million square meters. Up to now, CATL batteries have been sold in 56 countries and regions around the world, with a cumulative load of more than 5 million vehicles. One out of every three new energy vehicles in the world is loaded with CATL batteries.
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In addition, CATL has built the world’s largest after-sales service network in this field, establishing 81 cooperation stations, six regional warehouses, four maintenance centers and three training centers in 42 countries including Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.