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Aug 29, 2022 04:29 PM
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China Needs to Review EV Battery Emissions, CATL Founder Says

Zeng Yuqun, chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., listens during an interview in Ningde, Fujian province, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Zeng Yuqun, chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., listens during an interview in Ningde, Fujian province, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — China should boost initiatives to study and monitor carbon footprints across the electric-vehicle battery supply chain because the nation has “apparently fallen behind,” according to Zeng Yuqun, chairman of leading battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

China is one of the world’s major vehicle-battery production centers but seems to have lagged behind other countries in terms of handling emissions in the manufacturing process, Zeng, founder of the Ningde, Fujian-based company, said Saturday at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress in Beijing.

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