Wu Kai, leader scientist at CATL, stated on the 2022 International EV & ES Battery Convention on Thursday that the CTP 3.0 battery, or Kirin battery, will quickly be launched.
Wu Kai additionally added that the Kirin battery could have a water-cooled sheet in the midst of two cells in order that the thermal conduction of the 2 adjoining cells is diminished and there is not any thermal runaway. This new form of battery will be capable of maintain high-voltage rapid charging, specifically 4C charging, which shall be rolled out into the marketplace later subsequent 12 months. The era can very much fortify the lifetime of the battery because the water-cooled sheet has a buffering impact. Moreover, the Kirin battery optimizes its house which provides it 13% extra energy than that of the 4680.
The options discussed by means of Wu Kai are very similar to what he discussed on the 2022 China EV 100 in March. The Kirin battery can build up its capability by means of 13% in comparison to the 4680 battery introduced by means of Tesla with the similar chemical gadget and the similar pack dimension. On the CATL Efficiency Convention in Might, Chairman Robin Zeng stated that Kirin battery used to be scheduled to be launched in the second one quarter of this 12 months.
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Wu Kai additionally stated the availability of lithium ore international is sufficient and that a lot of the associated fee build up used to be because of hypothesis. The hovering value of lithium carbonate is adverse to the trade, and two issues want to be executed to modify the established order. First, present lithium ore provides principally is determined by imports, hypothesis has ended in unexpected value will increase because of this home manufacturers will want to build up the quantity of mining they’re doing. And 2nd, it is crucial to paintings correctly to recycle and reuse the lithium these days to be had out there.