17th August 2023

CATL Claims Fast-Charging ‘Budget’ Auto Battery Pack

Chinese battery giant CATL is claiming a ‘budget’ automotive battery capable of providing a running 248-mile range on just a 10-minute charge. Mass production of the lithium iron phosphate...


24th March 2023

CATL Claims Battery Materials Breakthrough without Solid-State

Automotive battery giant CATL this year expects to begin mass production of its alternative materials batteries claiming they will perform better and cost less than nickel and cobalt-based ones....


24th February 2023

NIO Could Enter Battery Build Race, Sources Claim

BEV maker NIO is said to be planning to build its first automotive battery plant to supply cylindrical cells similar to those used by BMW and Tesla. Two sources...


14th February 2023

Ford to Use Chinese Battery Tech in Drive for Cheap BEVs

Ford is ignoring current US-China tensions by announcing a deal with CATL to supply its automotive battery technology to its $3.5Bn to build battery plant in Michigan. The deal...


22nd December 2022

BMW to Start Own Production of Solid-State BEV Batteries

BMW is to start making its own solid-state batteries for future BEVs at its plants in Germany. Reuters reports that the move follows an agreement with US battery maker,...


20th September 2022

BMW to Use Round Cell Battery Tech by 2025

BMW is to deploy new round battery cells to use in battery packs for its Neue Klasse BEV models from 2025. The automaker, which signed a supply agreement for...


19th August 2022

China Drought Threatens Tesla Production

Tesla is among several Western automakers that could see production capabilities in China compromised because of a drought affecting the country’s largest river, the Yangtze. While the river is...


6th November 2019

Volvo Trusts to Block Chain for Sustainability Tracking

Volvo is placing its trust in blockchain technology to ensure its batteries use ingredients from sustainable sources. It plans to use the digital system most commonly associated with crypto-currency...


15th May 2019

Polestar Chooses Battery Pack Providers

Premium EV manufacturer Polestar has chosen two battery suppliers to power its future performance cars. The luxury all-electric sub-brand of Volvo has agreed contracts with a Chinese company, CATL,...