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Jun 24, 2022 01:53 PM
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CATL Unveils Battery That Power a Car Up to 1,000 Kilometers on One Charge

A car passes CATL’s factory in Arnstadt, Germany, in October 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
A car passes CATL’s factory in Arnstadt, Germany, in October 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. unveiled an electric-car battery it said has a range of over 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on a single charge and is 13% more powerful than one planned by Tesla Inc., a major customer. 

CATL, as the world’s biggest maker of electric-car batteries is known, will start manufacturing the next-generation “Qilin” next year, according to a video the Chinese company streamed online Thursday. The battery charges faster than existing cells, and is safer and more durable, CATL said. 

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