Chinese battery manufacturing giant CATL has launched the world’s first “4C superfast” charging lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery, which is capable of delivering 700 km on a single charge, and 400 kilometres of driving range with only 10 minutes of charging time.
CATL, the acronym for Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, is one of the world’s leading battery manufacturers, and its new battery – named Shenxing – is designed to open up an era of EV superfast charging.”
“The future of the EV battery technology must remain steadfastly anchored at the global technology frontier as well as the economic benefits,” said Dr. Wu Kai, chief scientist at CATL, said at the launch event last week.
“As EV consumers shift from pioneering users to ordinary users, we should make advanced technology accessible for all and enable everyone to savour the fruits of innovation.”
CATL says it aims to start mass production of its Shenxing battery by the end of 2023, while EVs equipped with Shenxing batteries will be available on the market in the first quarter of 2024.