CATL introduced 5-year cooperation agreements with ZEEKR and SERES, with each EV makers asserting that mass-produced Qilin batteries—primarily based on the third technology of CATL’s cell-to-pack expertise (earlier publish)—will energy upcoming EV fashions.
ZEEKR 009 would be the world’s first automobile with Qilin inside, and ZEEKR 001 would be the world’s first mannequin geared up with Qilin batteries. Qilin batteries will energy all SERES Aito fashions.
With a record-breaking quantity utilization effectivity of 72% and an power density of as much as 255 Wh/kg, Qilin batteries obtain the very best system integration degree worldwide up to now, able to delivering a variety of greater than 1,000 km.
Furthermore, by adopting large-surface cell cooling expertise, Qilin helps a sizzling begin in 5 minutes and quick charging in 10 minutes. With the identical chemical system and the identical pack dimension, it could ship 13% extra energy than the 4680 battery, conducting an all-round enchancment in vary, fast-charging, security, service life, effectivity and low-temperature efficiency.
ZEEKR 009 with Qilin inside might be delivered in Q1 2023, and ZEEKR 001 Qilin version might be rolled out in Q2 2023, mentioned An Conghui, CEO of ZEEKR.