Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has developed a new battery for electric vehicles that effectively serves for 16 years and allows you to travel up to 2 million km.
The warranty period of modern batteries for electric vehicles is about 240 thousand km or eight years, which is the main factor behind the low popularity of this vehicle. In addition, over time, batteries begin to perform worse and accumulate less and less charge..
However, China’s CATL, the largest supplier of EV batteries in the world, has announced its readiness to launch its next-generation powertrain, which far exceeds the options available on the market today. The manufacturer does not reveal the secret of increasing the efficiency of the batteries, but, according to company representatives, their cost is only 10% higher than that of current ones..
According to Bloomberg, after Elon Musk personally visited the Shanghai CATL plant and checked the declared characteristics, he agreed to install new batteries in the future Tesla Model 3 sedans..
Despite an increase in demand for gasoline cars due to the recent drop in oil prices, the Chinese manufacturer expects the market to recover in 2021. Zeng Yuquun, Chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology, predicts electric vehicle sales to surpass gasoline sales by 2030.
In addition to extending the battery life, the researchers are also reducing the time it takes to replenish their charge. Kia recently announced that it will equip its upcoming EVs with an 800V ultra-fast charging system..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Xinhua