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CATL confirms its CTP 3.0 Battery technology can charge 80% in 5 minutes

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Last week, the giant battery maker CATL launched Qilin, the third generation of its CTP (cell-to-pack) technology capable of delivering a range of over 1,000 km in a breeze and are expected to be mass produced and come on the market in 2023.

Qilin features a record-breaking volume utilization efficiency of 72% and an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg, it achieves the highest integration level worldwide so far.

From simulated computing in the micro world to artful streamlining inside the battery structure, CATL remains focused on technological ingenuity and independent innovation, aiming to promote the overtaking of fossil fuel vehicles by electric ones.

5 min

High-rate, fast-charging technology combined with the intelligent BMS strategy makes it possible to charge a battery to 80% in just five minutes.

1000 km

Thanks to advanced 811 nickel-rich  chemistry material, silicon-doped lithium supplement technology, and innovative cell to pack (CTP) technology, the battery system energy density is improved to 250Wh/kg. This enables electric vehicles  to have an ultra-long driving mileage and eliminates users’ range anxiety.


The BMS ensures SOC estimation inaccuracy within ±3%, making you travel smart.


Using a unique battery self-heating technology, the battery is able to warm up 4°C per minute without additional cost. It only takes  eight minutes to raise the battery temperature from -30°C to 0°C.

“Focusing on the very nature of electrochemistry, CATL continues its endeavor to push beyond the boundaries of innovations in system structure. In 2019, CATL launched the world’s first module-less battery pack CTP, taking the lead in achieving a volume utilization efficiency of over 50%. Together with overall breakthroughs in the core process, algorithm and materials, CATL redefines battery structure design with “Qilin,” which is named after a legendary creature in Chinese mythology,” the company said.

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