Electric vehicles are becoming popular with new models being release almost every day. But, when we look at each of these vehicles, they all have similar ranges and charging times.
And other technologies such as self-driving can compensate this for many users, the increase in the number of vehicles is driving some regions with poor infrastructure into a serious problem.
The world’s largest battery maker, CATL, has unveil a new battery that can be charge in 10 minutes and has a range of 400 kilometers.
CATL, or Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited, is a Chinese battery manufacturer and technology company that specializes in the production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
As CATL is currently the world’s leading supplier of batteries to many of different companies, including Tesla and BMW.
CATL has unveil its new Shenxing battery in Europe.
The Shenxing battery is made using lithium iron phosphate (LFP) material, which is known for its safety and long lifespan.
It is also the first LFP battery to support 4C ultra-fast charging.
Means, this battery can be charge from 10% to 80% in just 10 minutes.
CATL says that the Shenxing battery is also more energy-efficient than previous LFP batteries.
As it can offer a longer range on a single charge.
CATL claims that the Shenxing battery can achieve a range of 400 kilometers on a single charge, which is comparable to the range of some ternary lithium batteries.
The Shenxing battery is currently in the prototype stage, but CATL plans to start mass production in 2024.
CATL says that the battery will be use in a variety of electric vehicles, including passenger cars, buses, and trucks.
While CATL also unveil a new battery management system (BMS) at the IAA MOBILITY 2023.
The BMS is design to improve the safety, efficiency, and lifespan of electric vehicle batteries.