NEVS Lines Up Battery Contract For 9-3 EV

5 months ago by Mark Kane 7

NEVS 9-3 EV Sedan

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) battery cells

NEVS has announced Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) as its strategic battery supplier for 9-3 EV electric cars in the Chinese market. CATL is one of the largest lithium-ion battery manufacturers for plug-in vehicles, almost breaking into top five in 2016, just behind Samsung SDI according to EV Sales Blog. CATL is  headquartered in Ningde, Fujian.

“CATL is a Chinese leading energy storage solution provider headquartered in Ningde, Fujian, with focus on the research and development of li-ion battery (LIB) intended for electric vehicles. The company was one of the first nine battery suppliers that fulfills the domestic industrial standards and the government’s requirement for EV subsidies.”

Kai Johan Jiang, Chairman of NEVS said:

“CATL’s supply capacity and proven technology will allow us to shorten the lead time to the market, fulfilling both our demand in quantity and quality. Their local experience and network will eventually benefit NEVS’ own customers in the Chinese market.”

NEVS states that 250,000 EVs were already ordered by Panda New Energy, an EV leasing company based in Beijing.

Deliveries seems to take off, although details are scarce:

“Through NEVS 50% owned factory in Fujian, the first patch of 100,000 electric commercial vehicles have started to be delivered. The rest of 150,000 9-3 EV are scheduled to roll out from NEVS JV plant in Tianjin in 2018.”

Source: NEVS

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7 responses to "NEVS Lines Up Battery Contract For 9-3 EV"

  1. Lad says:

    SAAB??

    Interesting to watch China grow a clean energy nation while Trump and the Republicans are moving the U.S. backwards back into fossil fuels.

    1. Fossil Fuels;
      Fossilized;
      Old Fossil;
      Old!

      Nothing New from Trump?

      So How will burning more fuels make cleaner air, Mr. (President) Trump?

  2. ijonjack says:

    EV’s Will Forge Ahead with or without Ducky . lol…

  3. zll says:

    Anyone knows anything about this CATL company? How’s the quality of their cells?

    My guess is it’s just another Chinese government crony supplying low quality cells courtesy of government edict.

    1. AlphaEdge says:

      They are a huge company, and supply batteries for consumer electronics.

      They want to expand production 6 times to 50 gigawatt hours by 2020. Which is bigger than Tesla’s Gigafactory 1.

      They employ over a thousand people with advanced science degrees in R&D.

      They just completed a second round of funding last October, that values that company now at $11.5 billion US.

      Seems like we will be hearing a lot from these guys in the future.

    2. SJC says:

      Question your own assumptions based on bias.

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