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China Needs to Review EV Battery Emissions, CATL Founder Says

  • Nation has ‘apparently fallen behind’ rest of the world
  • Industry representatives suggest changes in industry
Zeng Yuqun

Zeng Yuqun

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China should boost initiatives to study and monitor carbon footprints across the electric-vehicle battery supply chain because the nation has “apparently fallen behind,” according to Zeng Yuqun, chairman of leading battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

China is one of the world’s major vehicle-battery production centers but seems to have lagged behind other countries in terms of handling emissions in the manufacturing process, Zeng, founder of the Ningde, Fujian-based company, said Saturday at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress in Beijing.