CATL’s new Sodium Ion Battery

CATL is the world China’s top car battery maker with a market value of almost $200 billion, unveiled a battery pack that integrates sodium-ion and lithium-ion batteries and targets sodium ion batteries for 2023.

The Sodium ion batteries should be cheaper and relieve supply chain issues.

China’s CATL (300750.SZ) said last week they will became the first major automotive battery maker to unveil a sodium-ion battery, saying it planned to set up a supply chain for the new technology in 2023.

The sodium-ion batteries do not contain lithium, cobalt or nickel.

The energy density of its new sodium-ion batteries is still lower than that of LFP batteries, Huang Qisen, deputy head of CATL’s research centre told an online briefing. But he added that they perform well in cold-weather and fast-charging scenarios.

SOURCES – Reuters

5 thoughts on “CATL’s new Sodium Ion Battery”

  1. The more that can be diverted to storage, where space and weight isn’t so much an issue the better. That’ll leave more Li for transport duties.

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  2. If sodium ion, and other chemistries replace lithium-ion for static storage, grid scale, behind the meter, and uninterruptable power supplies for things like medical equipment, just that many more BEVs can be rolled out.
    The form factor shown would be great for behind the meter use. I'm interested what is used other than it has sodium ions in it.

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  3. Agreed. Ideal for home power storage too for solar panels. I suppose it is going to be way cheaper than Li batteries.

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