CATL will hold a press conference on August 27 from 15:30-16:30 Beijing time to announce the vehicles that will be using Qilin Battery.
Chinese power battery giant CATL will soon announce the first vehicle models to adopt its Qilin Battery, following the official launch of the latest technology at the end of June.
CATL will hold a launch event on August 27 from 15:30-16:30 Beijing time to announce the models that will use the Qilin Battery, the company said in a poster on Weibo today.
CATL officially unveiled the Qilin Battery, or CTP (cell to pack) 3.0 battery, on June 23, saying it takes battery system integration to a new level.
The Qilin Battery allows volume utilization to exceed 72 percent and energy density to reach 255Wh/kg, supporting vehicles with a range of 1,000 kilometers, the company said.
Notably, Qilin Battery is a CATL innovation in battery pack construction, not battery chemistry.
This means that this pack structure can be used for both ternary batteries as well as lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries.
With the same chemistry and the same pack size, the Qilin Battery delivers a 13 percent increase in power compared to the 4680 battery, achieving overall improvements in range, fast charging, safety, life, efficiency, and low-temperature performance, CATL previously said.
In addition to Li Auto, Neta, and Lotus saying they will use the Qilin Battery, earlier this month, local media reported that Xiaomi Auto, the car-building arm of Xiaomi, will also use the battery.
Xiaomi Auto has chosen CATL and BYD as its battery suppliers, 36kr reported on August 17.
Xiaomi Auto's first car will offer two specification options, with a 400V platform planned for the lower model and an 800V platform for the higher model, according to the report.
Accordingly, the lower model will be powered by BYD's battery division, FinDreams Battery's LFP chemistry-based Blade Battery, while the higher model will be powered by CATL's latest ternary chemistry-based Qilin Battery, according to the report.