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CATL Unveils EV Battery With One-Charge Range of 1,000 Kms

  • Chinese battery maker to start production of ‘Qilin’ next year
  • ‘An important advancement for CATL,’ Sino Auto’s Tu Le says
China's Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Expands With East German Automotive Battery Factory
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. unveiled an electric-car battery it said has a range of over 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on a single charge and is 13% more powerful than one planned by Tesla Inc., a major customer. 

CATL, as the world’s biggest maker of electric-car batteries is known, will start manufacturing the next-generation “Qilin” next year, according to a video the Chinese company streamed online Thursday. The battery charges faster than existing cells, and is safer and more durable, CATL said.