(AGENPARL) – THE HAGUE (THE NETHERLANDS), gio 03 giugno 2021 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s CATL is planning a major new automotive battery plant in Shanghai, continuing a blistering pace of expansion that will cement its lead as the world’s No.1 supplier, two people familiar with the matter said.
The plant would be able to make 80 gigawatt-hours of battery cells a year, one of the people said, which would come on top of 69.1GWh in current production capacity and another 77.5GWh under construction.
Locating the plant in Shanghai will put it close to Tesla Inc’s Chinese production base after it began supplying the U.S. automaker last year. It will also enable CATL to draw upon a larger and more diversified talent pool than its headquarters in Ningde in southeastern China, they said.
The expansion plan is likely to add to competitive pressure on Tesla’s other battery suppliers, Panasonic Corp and …