Renault-Nissan Turns To China’s CATL For Battery Cells

MAY 11 2018 BY MARK KANE 3

Nissan and Renault are going to use lithium-ion batteries produced by Chinese company CATL, according to the latest report from Nikkei.

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

To date, Nissan used its own AESC batteries (JV with NEC, sold later to GSR Capital), while Renault, in some models, turned to LG Chem cells.

Now, at least in China, Nissan will use CATL for the upcoming Nissan Sylphy all-electric car, unveiled in Beijing, that will enter the market later this year with 210 miles (338 km) of range.

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In the case of Renault, it’s expected that CATL will supply batteries for the Kangoo electric van (but only in China, we believe). That van was available almost exclusively in Europe, but soon China will be added.

The other automakers that signed cell supply deals with CATL are BMW and Volkswagen.

CATL production capacity stands in 2017 at 23 GWh and is expected to increase to 30 GWh by the end of 2019 and 50 GWh by 2020.

Source: Nikkei via Green Car Congress

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The opinions seem to have been split between Tennessee and LG.

Is there any evidence for or against this being used in the 60kwh Leaf?

Isn’t more or less official that 60 kWh LEAF will use LG batteries?… If not, at least the rumours are very persistent.

Also, I’m not aware of any non-Chinese EV using Chinese batteries yet — so that would be a first…