CATL and BMW Group reach framework agreement on cylindrical battery supply
by CM Staff
CATL will primarily use renewable energies and secondary materials for the production of the high-performance battery cells.
NINGDE — CATL and BMW Group have entered into a multi-year agreement on the supply of cylindrical battery cells to power the German carmaker’s new series of electric models of its NEUE KLASSE, beginning in 2025.
According to the agreement, CATL will deliver to BMW Group the new cylindrical battery cells, which come with a standard diameter of 46 millimetres and will be produced at two of CATL’s future battery plants in China and Europe, each with an annual capacity of up to 20 GWh dedicated to BMW Group.
CATL will primarily use renewable energies and secondary materials for the production of the high-performance battery cells. The company will also source cobalt and lithium for the new generation of battery cells from certified mines.
“The BMW Group is a special and primary partner to CATL, and we are very glad to expand our strategic partnership that has been forged and strengthened over the past 11 years. With our diverse cutting-edge portfolio of products and technologies, we are confident to offer the best solution to power BMW Group’s future-generation electric luxury vehicles,” said Robin Zeng, founder and chairman of CATL in a statement.
“We look forward to developing and delivering more competitive and sustainable solutions for our partners to promote global drive for e-mobility and energy transition.”