China’s Xi Has Mixed Feelings about CATL’s Battery Market Dominance

Chinese President Xi Jinping told CATL on Monday he had mixed feelings about its status as the world’s largest battery maker – remarks that come at a time when the company is rapidly expanding abroad and moving to undercut domestic rivals. After a presentation by CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun who described how the firm commands […]

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1. Lithium Price Slide Deepens as China Battery Giant Bets on Cheaper Inputs By now, it is out in the open that the COVID-19 pandemic played a remarkable role in hastening the global reliance on lithium for EV batteries as the world pushes to reduce carbon emissions as it marches on a path towards an […]

China's CATL Offers EV Battery Discounts in China - Sources

China’s CATL, the world’s largest battery maker, has offered discounts to some Chinese automakers it supplies, reflecting a downturn in the price of lithium and a bid to win more orders, three people with knowledge of the offers said. Battery costs are the most expensive component in electric vehicles (EV) and a move toward lower […]

China to Scrutinize Ford's EV Battery Deal with CATL - Bloomberg News

China will scrutinize Ford Motor Co’s latest deal with battery giant CATL to ensure the Chinese company’s core technology is not shared with the U.S. automaker, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Beijing is concerned the Detroit carmaker could gain access to the competitive aspects of CATL’s technology, but the scrutiny is unlikely to result in […]