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China’s NEV Battery Output Soars 207% in First Quarter – Xinhua

China’s production of batteries for new energy vehicles (NEVs) ramped up by an impressive 206.9% in the first quarter from the same period in 2021, Xinhua has reported


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An employee works on the production line of electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer Octillion in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters.

 

China’s output of batteries for new energy vehicles (NEVs) ramped up by an impressive 206.9% in the first quarter from the same period in 2021, Xinhua has reported, citing industry data.

It said 62.4 GWh of lithium iron phosphate batteries and 38 GWh of ternary lithium batteries were produced in the first three months of 2022, according to data from the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance. About half that amount (51 GWh) were installed in electric vehicles and retail sales of NEVs grew by 137% to 445,000 units in March, according to the China Passenger Car Association, it said.

Read the full report: Xinhua.

 

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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