CATL Launches ‘Qilin’ Battery Offering ‘1000km in a Breeze’


Chinese EV battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.) has launched a new generation of its CTP (cell-to-pack) technology with the company claiming its Qilin battery carries plenty of energy thanks to ‘breakthroughs in the core process, algorithm and materials’. It does, CATL says, deliver a volume utilisation efficiency of 72 per cent, an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg, and is capable of delivering ‘a range of over 1,000km in a breeze.’

CATL adds that the construction of the battery improves the battery reliability throughout its life cycle, and liquid cooling that runs between adjacent cells increases the heat transfer area by four times, cuts thermal control time in half, and supports a hot start in 5 minutes and fast charging in 10 minutes. It also enables the cell to cool down rapidly in extreme circumstances, effectively preventing abnormal thermal conduction among cells.

Qilin batteries are expected to be mass-produced and come on the market in 2023.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (July 2022) 

28 July 2022

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