CATL – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:37:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 Bosch Finalizes Deal for Supply of EV Batteries with CATL https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/bosch-finalizes-deal-for-supply-of-ev-batteries-with-catl/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/bosch-finalizes-deal-for-supply-of-ev-batteries-with-catl/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 05:52:38 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=28621 Bosch has announced it has finalized a deal for supply of batteries for electric vehicles with the Chinese company, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). The two companies will collaborate on the development of high-performance battery cells. As part of the partnership, CATL will deal with the design, development and production of electric car battery cells which […]

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Bosch has announced it has finalized a deal for supply of batteries for electric vehicles with the Chinese company, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). The two companies will collaborate on the development of high-performance battery cells.

As part of the partnership, CATL will deal with the design, development and production of electric car battery cells which will be used in Bosch’s 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain system. Bosch is currently working on the development of the powertrain system. The powertrain comprises an electric motor that derives its power from a 48-volt battery that will supplement the power obtained from the internal combustion engine. The battery can be charged through the recovery of energy that is generated during braking. According to Bosch, use of this hybrid powertrain can cut fuel consumption by as much as 15 per cent.

Bosch believes strongly in studies that by 2025, almost 20 per cent of new cars sold every year on a global basis will be using 48-volt mild-hybrid technology and is preparing for this transition with development of hybrid powertrains like these.

Commenting on the new powertrain, member of the board of management and chairman of the Mobility Solutions business sector of Bosch, Dr. Stefan Hartung expressed his confidence that Bosch’s 48-volt battery will be able to attain a leading position in the market, and thus make the 48-volt hybrid an affordable option for most motorists.

He added that with CATL being a company that is known for its expertise with lithium-ion battery technology, Bosch has found the right partner. When this is taken together with Bosch’s systems know-how and expertise in battery management, the collaboration is expected to reinforce Bosch’s strong position in the 48-volt battery market.”

Bosch commenced production of its first-generation 48-volt hybrid system in late 2018 at its factory in Wuxi, China. Its latest 48-volt technology hold out the hope of a significant advance in technology as the battery is more compact and is cooled passively. This means that car manufacturers can integrate the system into their vehicles without the need for additional cooling units.

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Geely Auto Forms Joint Venture with CATL for Vehicle Batteries https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/geely-auto-forms-joint-venture-with-catl-for-vehicle-batteries/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/geely-auto-forms-joint-venture-with-catl-for-vehicle-batteries/#respond Tue, 25 Dec 2018 05:37:25 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=26477 Geely Auto has reached an agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to form a new joint venture. The joint venture company will engage in the production and development of vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles. The new joint venture company which will be called CATL Geely Power Battery Co. Ltd, will specialize in research and […]

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Geely Auto has reached an agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to form a new joint venture. The joint venture company will engage in the production and development of vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
The new joint venture company which will be called CATL Geely Power Battery Co. Ltd, will specialize in research and development, production, and sales of batteries, battery modules, and battery packs.

The two companies will jointly provide the capital of RMB 1 billion needed for setting up the new joint venture company, in which Geely Auto will hold a 49 percent stake and CATL will hold a 51 percent stake. The partnership has been spurred by the growing demand new energy vehicles in China, and the new JV company will play the key role of ensuring the stable supply of high-performance components for Geely Auto’s next wave of electrified vehicles. Geely will benefit from a lower procurement price for core components, and will also become more competitive when it comes to new energy and electrified vehicles.

In recent years, Geely Auto has strengthened its presence in the new energy vehicles segment by directing significant effort into developing and mastering new energy technology in China. Currently, Geely has over 300 patents in new energy core technologies. Geely Auto’s MHEV mild hybrid, HEV hybrid, and PHEV plug-in hybrid products have reached globally leading levels.

Over these years, Geely Auto formed a strong value chain around the R&D and production of new energy vehicles. It sources core components coming from a wide range of reputed suppliers including Hengyuan, Viridi, CATL, Siemens, etc.
In November 2018, Geely Auto’s sales of pure electric and electrified vehicles exceeded 10,000 units, thus increasing by 31 percent when compared to the figure for the previous year. By 2020, Geely Auto plans to launch almost 40 new energy and electrified models, and it plans to offer these new models offering higher levels of performance at competitive prices by working together with strategic partners like CATL.

An Conghui, President of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and President and CEO of Geely Auto Group, said: “New energy vehicles are a quickly emerging strategic segment in the industry. Geely Auto will work together with partners such as CATL to build a global industrial value chain, become the global leader in new energy and energy-efficient technologies, and continue to create high-value, high-quality new energy and electrified products and services for customers. We aim to reach our 2020 strategic goals in a socially responsible manner through independent innovation, global resource integration, and synergy promotion.”

CATL President and CEO, Zhou Jia said that CATL has always been focused on the customer, as part of its drive to provide its customers with products and services that are increasingly cost-effective, safe, and efficient.
Geely’s joint venture with CATL will effectively combine CATL battery technology with Geely Auto’s technical expertise in the field of new energy vehicles in order to expedite the development of lithium-ion batteries, and to make batteries that offer better design and are more efficient.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers has said that the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China in 2018 has reached 1.05 million and 1.03 million units respectively, representing an increase of 63.6 percent and 68 percent compared to figures for the previous year. With the government planning to lift subsidies soon for new energy vehicles in China, there will be greater focus on factors like cruising range, battery energy density, vehicle cost, and price will emerge.

With new partnerships like the one between CATL and Geely, China’s automotive industry is soon expected to transition from the low-end to the mid and high-end segment of the global automotive value chain.

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