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CATL reveals cell-to-pack battery platform at IAA 2019

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a vital player in electric vehicle (EV) battery technology and manufacturing, unveiled at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) its intentions around the development of cell-to-pack (CTP) EV batteries, alongside interactive displays and technical workshops aimed at fostering greater understanding of its cutting-edge technologies.

These initiatives showcase how “innovation powers life” at CATL, through advanced e-mobility and battery solutions that support the sustainable development of the EV sector.

CATL’s latest innovative product platform, introduced at IAA 2019, improves battery pack development through process efficiency, cost savings and the need for fewer required parts. Using cell-to-pack (CTP) technology, which includes more than 70 core patents, CATL is able to increase mass energy density by 10-15%, improve volume utilisation efficiency by 15-20% and reduce the amount of parts for battery packs by 40%.

Based on this brand-new product platform, and together with system improvements, the battery system energy density can increase from 180 Wh/kg to more than 200 Wh/kg. At the cell level, the energy density has already reached 240 Wh/kg in 2019, and by 2024, CATL aims to increase energy density to 350 Wh/kg. This will allow EV batteries to go further on each charge.

“It is an exciting time to be solidifying our standing within Europe’s dynamic and fast-moving e-mobility sector, and at CATL we embrace every opportunity to connect with OEMs in the region to better understand their needs and walk them through our solutions,” said Matthias Zentgraf, Europe President, CATL. “At IAA this year, we will in troduce European car manufacturers to our latest innovations for helping them realize their electrification strategies, including our program for new solutions based on cell-to-pack technologies.”

By developing advanced battery technologies, investing heavily in R&D, and contributing to the establishment of global industry standards, CATL is actively working to meet the needs of its leading auto manufacturer partners and the industry as a whole.

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