2022-08-27 | Press release | CATL and ZEEKR Sign Five-Year Strategic Cooperation Agreement, First Volume of Qilin Batteries to Power ZEEKR Models
NINGDE, China, August 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About August 27, CATL and ZEEKR jointly announced that ZEEKR was the first automotive brand to be powered by mass-produced Qilin batteries. ZEEKR 009 will be the world’s first car with Qilin inside, and ZEEKR 001 will be the world’s first model with Qilin batteries with a range of 1,000 km. The two companies entered into a five-year strategic partnership, and on the basis of in-depth cooperation, agreed to strengthen the interaction of supply and demand to promote the technological progress of the new industry of energy.
Qilin batteries are based on CATL’s third-generation CTP technology. With a record volume utilization efficiency of 72% and an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg, it achieves the highest level of system integration in the world to date, capable of delivering a range of more than of 1000 km. Moreover, adopting pioneering large-area cell cooling technology, Qilin supports hot start in 5 minutes and quick charge in 10 minutes. With the same chemistry and pack size, it can deliver 13% more power than the 4680 battery, resulting in an overall improvement in runtime, fast charging, safety, battery life, and more. life, efficiency and low temperature performance.
Considering market demand and user experience, Qilin batteries will be able to take full advantage of their energy efficiency with the support of open and leading Sustainable Experience Architecture (SAE), offering a solution of perfect pure electric driving. Models with Qilin inside will free customers from anxiety about EV battery range, charging and safety, allowing them to enjoy a comfortable driving experience.
“ZEEKR 009 with Qilin inside will be delivered to our customers in Q1 2023, and the ZEEKR 001 Qilin Edition will be rolled out in Q2 2023. Backed by world-leading SEA and state-of-the-art Qilin batteries, we will be able to provide absolute driving pleasure for our customers,” said An Conghui, CEO of ZEEKR.
“Upholding the principle of providing solutions with joint efforts, we are committed to enabling automakers to build premium global auto brands with cutting-edge EV battery technologies and solutions, thereby promoting the global transition to ‘e-mobility’, said Dr. Robin Zengfounder and president of CATL.
It takes only 65 days for CATL to unveil the mass-produced models with Qilin inside after the battery is released, which embodies CATL’s commitment to the demand for long-range, ultra-charging battery products. -Fast and high security by the market and customers. This is a further step in the development of smart electric vehicles, which will accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.
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