Rising electrical car adoption is constructed on the again of rising EV battery manufacturing. So, battery information at all times catches my eye and excites me. Although, information about battery provide offers or new battery manufacturing services doesn’t at all times strike writers’ fancy. (Okay, it seldom does.) So, loads of EV battery information tales get placed on our author story sheet and left there, untouched. Let’s make amends for 5 current Chinese language EV battery information tales.
A brand new battery manufacturing HQ for BYD has been established, and the primary few batteries have rolled off the manufacturing line in Xiangyang, Hubei province. This manufacturing line is one in all six deliberate for the ability, all of that are anticipated to be operational by Might of subsequent 12 months, 2023. These 16 battery manufacturing traces are forecasted to provide battery packs for 600,000 electrical automobiles a 12 months. That’s 30 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of vitality storage. The primary manufacturing line has 1.9 GWh of battery manufacturing capability a 12 months.
Chinese language EV battery producer CATL has introduced that it has agreed to supply Japanese automaker Honda with 123 GWh of batteries from 2024 by 2030. All of those batteries might be for electrical automobiles offered in China, the world’s largest EV market (extra EVs are offered in China than in the remainder of the world mixed). “The battery provide settlement will safe a long-term secure battery provide for Honda and allow each corporations to take care of their main place in e-mobility transition, marking one other essential milestone for his or her cooperation,” CATL writes. “CATL and Honda will leverage their respective benefits and sharpen their aggressive edge, thus contributing to international drive in the direction of e-mobility and carbon neutrality ambitions.”
CATL might be getting electrode manufacturing tech from Durr. “The mechanical and plant engineering agency is delivering an progressive know-how for the sustainable manufacture of lithium-ion batteries. This might be utilized in CATL’s plant that’s presently being in-built Arnstadt, located within the German state of Thuringia.” They emphasize that that is an eco-friendly, sustainable manufacturing course of, as properly. “The order positioned in early 2022 contains a number of methods primarily based on an eco-friendly course of for solvent restoration in manufacturing. This prevents tens of 1000’s of tons of CO2 from being generated yearly and permits the solvent to be reused a number of occasions.” Technically, we’re speaking about Germany right here, however CATL continues to be a Chinese language firm. This battery manufacturing plant going up in Germany is CATL’s first outdoors of China.
Talking of CATL in Germany, the primary batteries rolled off of the road yesterday at CATL’s aforementioned new manufacturing facility in Thuringia, Germany. Once more, that is CATL’s first battery manufacturing facility anyplace outdoors of China. The eventual manufacturing capability of this battery manufacturing facility is predicted to be 14 GWh. The plant is meant to ivolve a €1.8 billion funding from CATL. Is CATL going to see how this manufacturing facility does earlier than opening any extra in Europe? Nope. It’s now planning one other manufacturing facility, this one in Hungary, and should even be on high figuring out the placement for a 3rd battery manufacturing facility in Europe.
Final however not least (or perhaps least), NIO has indicated it can unveil its Third-generation battery swap station at NIO Day on December 24, 2022. Right here’s a brief teaser:
That’s it for now on the Chinese language EV battery entrance. Tell us down within the feedback if there have been some huge tales we’ve missed.
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