CATL: Announces "Qilin Battery" for high-end EVs.
Third generation CTP technology adopted for new Zeekr and AITO Wenjie models
- CATL launches "Qilin Battery," a new generation battery for high-end EVs
- Qilin batteries to be used in Zeekr brand (Geely) and AITO Wenjie (SERES Group) models
- CATL's CTP (cell-to-pack) technology
CATL launches "Qilin Battery," a new generation battery for high-end EVs
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) officially announced the Qilin Battery (formerly known as the Kirin battery pack) on June 23, 2022. This product is a battery for high-end EVs that uses CATL’s 3rd generation CTP (cell-to-pack) technology, and production is expected to start in 2023.
CATL unveiled the actual Qilin battery at the 2022 World EV & ES Battery Conference held in Yibin, Sichuan Province, from July 21 to 23, 2022. CATL Chairman Yuqun ZENG stated at the 2022 World New Energy Vehicle Conference held on August 28 that "CATL has released Qilin batteries for high-end EVs" and declared, "Without the Qilin battery, it cannot be considered a high-end EV”). He also stated that several new models (multiple automakers) using Qilin batteries are expected to be introduced in 2023.
The Qilin battery has a record-breaking volume utilization efficiency of 72% and an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg for the lithium iron phosphate battery system, and a range of over 1,000 km. Adopting large surface cooling technology of the cells, it is possible to warm the battery in 5 minutes (emergency restart function), and it supports quick charging to 80% in 10 minutes.
With the same chemical system and the same pack size, the Qilin battery can deliver 13% more power than the 4680 battery (cell size 46mm x 80mm).
|Features of the Qilin Battery with CATL's 3rd generation CTP technology|
(Source: CATL official WeChat account press release)
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