On Wednesday, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) launched its condensed high-energy density battery with cutting-edge technologies at the Auto Shanghai event in China. The firm said that the battery’s energy density stands at around 500 Wh/Kg.
The company said that with these new virtues, these batteries could be used in passenger aircraft. Moreover, it said that the company is likely to attain mass production of these batteries in a short span of time.
To address the changes of the super high energy density materials resulting from electrochemical reactions, CATL’s condensed battery leverages highly conductive biomimetic condensed state electrolytes to construct a micron-level self-adaptive net structure that can adjust the interactive forces among the chains, thus improving the conductive performance of the cells and in turn the efficiency of lithium-ion transporting while boosting the stability of the microstructure,” the company said in a media statement.
It is also said that these batteries have a range of innovative technologies. These include ultra-high-density cathode materials, innovative anode materials, separators, and others that can ensure excellent charge and discharge performance.
“Meeting customers’ requirements is the core driving force that drives technological innovation for CATL,” said Wu Kai, chief scientist of CATL.
Currently, CATL is the world’s most extensive technology roadmap for batteries and has developed the capability to turn fundamental research into industrial applications and then into large-scale commercial applications.
In 2021, CATL rolled out the first generation of sodium-ion batteries with an energy density of 160 Wh/kg, launched on Chery Automobile during this exhibition. In 2022, CATL unveiled Qilin battery with the highest integration efficiency in the world, and it started mass production this March. They have been used on high-end BEVs such as ZEEKR, AITO, and Li Auto.