On November 21st, CATL announced that it has signed a strategic MOU with Stellantis Group to supply lithium iron phosphate batteries to the group in Europe.
A Chinese research team has recently made a breakthrough in technologies that allow early prediction of lithium battery thermal runaway, which has been considered one of the biggest bottleneck in the development of electric vehicles.
On September 18th, CATL announced that they are currently collaborating on the development of a civilian electric passenger aircraft project. They are implementing aviation-grade standards and testing to meet aviation-level safety and quality requirements.
On September 1st, CATL announced that "Qilin Battery," can help Li Auto's first pure electric vehicle model, the Li Auto MEGA, achieve a 12-minute charge for 500 kilometers.
On the afternoon of August 16th, at the Ningde Times new product launch event, the world's first 4C ultra-fast charging lithium iron phosphate battery 'Shenxing Supercharge Battery' made its official debut.
Wh battery version (625 kilometers) is priced at ¥426,000 ($59,000). They also announced that a 150kWh battery pack (930 kilometers) will be launched in July.
On June 12th, CATL released a battery swapping product for heavy-duty trucks called "QIJI Energy," which consists of QIJI battery swapping blocks, QIJI battery swap stations, and the QIJI cloud platform.
On May 29th, the China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS) announced that from January to April 2023, the cumulative export value of lithium-ion batteries in China was $21.24 billion, compared to $12.26 billion during the same period in 2022, representing a year-on-year growth of 73.2%.
The General Administration of Customs of China reported that the export of electric vehicles, lithium batteries, and solar cells reached 264.69 billion yuan ($38 billion) in the first quarter of 2023, a year-on-year increase of 66.9%.
On May 4, Tianqi Lithium, a Chinese mining and manufacturing company, denied rumors that it was considering investing in Smart Automobile, stating that "we have no information to disclose on this matter."
BYD announced that its Chilean subsidiary, BYD Chile SpA, has reached an agreement with Chilean governmental organization CORFO on lithium battery material production.
The 2023 World EV & ES Battery Conference is scheduled to take place in Yibin, a prefecture-level city located in the southeastern part of Sichuan Province, China. The conference will be held from June 8th to 11th and marks a return to the same location as last year's event which took place in July.
On April 20th, CATL released an impressive first-quarter financial report. The report revealed that the company achieved an operating income of 89.038 billion yuan ($12.96 billion) in the first quarter of this year, which is an increase of 82.91% compared to last year's figures.
Power battery manufacturer CATL will begin mass production of sodium-ion batteries for vehicles in the fourth quarter of this year. BYD's self-developed sodium-ion battery will also enter mass production later this year.
On April 19th local time, the official website of Chilean state-owned company CORFO announced that BYD Chile has been awarded the status of a qualified lithium producer, so that it can obtain preferential prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate quotas.
Many frontline workers at CATL, a Chinese battery giant, have reported reduced income and no work to do. As a result, some of these workers have opted to resign.
On April 19th, CATL unveiled its innovative cutting-edge battery technology - Condensed Battery at the 2023 Auto Shanghai.
At the 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, Sunwoda EVB, a Chinese battery manufacturer, introduced the "flash charging battery". This innovative technology enables electric vehicles to travel up to 1000 kilometers on a single charge.
On April 16, CATL, a prominent battery company, announced that Chery vehicles will be equipped with its sodium-ion batteries. Additionally, the state-owned automobile manufacturer and CATL will collaborate to launch a new battery brand named "ENER-Q".
Tesla has started recruiting for its new factory in Shanghai, China that will produce Megapack large-scale energy-storage units.