CATL: This ultra-dense battery will supply cars and electric aircraft, Catl Powerlite 5 battery.12 kWh – PERMA -BATTERY

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Double the energy density thanks to Catl means two main axes. The first is to be able to reduce the place and weight of batteries to equivalent capacity. A Peugeot E-208 type city car would lose a precious weight to increase its autonomy. For a sportswoman in the caliber of a BMW i4 M50, it would also be synonymous with a performance gain.

CATL: This ultra-dense battery will supply cars and electric aircraft

Catl Condensed Battery 2023 planes

Being number 1 does not mean resting on your laurels. Providing nearly a third of electric car batteries worldwide, CATL continues to innovate. During the Shanghai Show, the Chinese company presented a new generation called “Condensed Battery” or “condensed battery”.

Because with a density of 500 Wh/kg, this battery surpasses the 255 Wh/kg maximum current of the Qilin generation, just launched for Zeekr or Li Auto. And it remains of the lithium-ion type, not entering the rank of the “solid” battery. The CEO Wu Kai has not given details on the composition, which would use new materials improving the transport of ions within cells.

Double the energy density thanks to Catl means two main axes. The first is to be able to reduce the place and weight of batteries to equivalent capacity. A Peugeot E-208 type city car would lose a precious weight to increase its autonomy. For a sportswoman in the caliber of a BMW i4 M50, it would also be synonymous with a performance gain.

The second advance of such a density is the possibility of taking on better maximum capacity in the same space. Some pickups could thus exceed 1,000 km of autonomy, going in the direction of the last RAM 1500 review 229 kWh.

The new Catl battery gives wings

Now it may be by raising the head that things could change. Catl clearly targets the electric aircraft sector with its new “condensed battery”. However, the Chinese firm does not communicate on any partner or availability date. As for the automotive version of these batteries, it would be available in mass production this year.

Uzenergy Powerlite 5 battery.12 kWh

Uzenergy Powerlite 5.12 kWh battery

Uzenergy Powerlite 5.12 kWh battery

“Catl batteries with iron-phosphate-lithié (LifePo4), which we offer exclusively in France, have the best current value for money on the market. Indeed, with a sale price displaying a cost per kWh of around € 350, with qualitative cells produced by CATL, partner of Tesla, and first world manufacturer, this solution is the most interesting on the market, even dethroning the batteries Pylontech. With 16x prismatic cells of 100Ah in series, for a nominal capacity of 5.12 kWh, a recommended load/discharge current of 0.5C (50A), and in crest up to 100a, they are guaranteed for 5 years product and 10 years performance. CATL batteries therefore make lithium storage actually accessible, and make it possible to set up solar systems that are both off-group and hybrid with our range of Victron & Studer inverters. »»