CATL Unveils Superfast EV Battery with Remarkable 400km Range in 10-Minute Charge

By: | August 20th, 2023

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CATL, a significant player in the battery industry and a major supplier to Tesla, has introduced a groundbreaking advancement known as the “Shenxing Superfast Charging Battery.”

This new LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery showcases an extraordinary feature, capable of extending its range by an impressive 248 miles (400km) in just a brief 10-minute charging session. The remarkable features of this advanced battery are a result of CATL’s in-house technological strides, including the implementation of fast ion ring technology, a novel superconducting electrolyte formulation, and the integration of an exceptionally thin yet highly secure separator.

Unveiling Impressive Range and Rapid Charging

The latest LFP battery release offers a notable range that reaches up to 434 miles (700 km). CATL proudly proclaims that this revolutionary LFP battery is the first globally to accommodate 4C charging, a technological advancement that opens accessibility to a wide array of users. In this context, “C” signifies the charging rate multiple for the battery. When referred to as 4C, it signifies the battery’s capability to achieve a full charge within just fifteen minutes.

Lithium-ion batteries currently encompass two primary types: Li-ion ternary batteries and LFP batteries. The former offers higher energy density but comes with a higher cost, while the latter boasts reduced energy density, lower cost, and a relatively weaker performance in colder temperatures.

Enhanced Cold-Weather Performance:

CATL emphasizes that the Shenxing Battery showcases exceptional performance even in cold temperatures. It remarkably manages to attain an 80 percent charge within a mere 30-minute timeframe, even when subjected to frigid temperatures as low as -10°C.

CATL anticipates the Shenxing battery to commence mass production by the end of 2023, marking a significant step forward in accessible and efficient battery technology.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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