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Gasgoo Daily: XPeng: CATL is no longer the biggest battery supplier

Gabriella From Gasgoo| September 23 , 2022 17:21 BJT

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XPeng: CATL is no longer the biggest battery supplier

Hongdi Brian Gu, president of XPeng Inc., claimed in an interview that CATL is no longer the company’s biggest source of battery, as XPeng has made diversification arrangements regarding its battery suppliers. The adjusted list of suppliers will help with the launch of the new G9 model. Other quality battery suppliers of XPeng include EVE Energy and CALB.

Gasgoo Daily: XPeng: CATL is no longer the biggest battery supplier

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SERES works with CATL on M3P battery to cut reliance on precious metal 

SERES disclosed that the company is working with CATL in power batteries, including the collaborative M3P new-type battery. The M3P battery is able to offer an improved performance and range while cutting cost and reliance on precious metal like cobalt. 

CATL applies for M3P trademark

According to China’s corporate database Tianyancha, CATL has recently filed for two “M3P” trademarks under the international category of scientific instrument, transportation facility. 

Toyota China to recall 8,308 imported Lexus vehicles 

Starting from September 28, 2022, a total of 8,308 Lexus NX 260, NX 350H, and NX 400H + vehicles imported between March 31, 2021 and April 26, 2022 will be recalled by Toyota in China. 

Jiangsu Province’s Wuxi opens up whole-city intelligent vehicle road test as China’s first

On September 22, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, unveiled the latest version of the Implementing Rules for Road Test and Demonstration Application Management of Intelligent Connected Vehicles in Wuxi City (the Rules).

Changan Automobile’s board passes motion to set up intelligent driving company

On September 22, China’s major automaker, Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. ("Changan Automobile"), announced the completion of a board meeting, voting on matters including the establishment of an intelligent driving company, which was passed unanimously.

NavInfo-backed Cennavi partners with mobility service platform Dida Chuxing

Cennavi, a navigation-focused subsidiary of NavInfo, announced on September 23 the strategic cooperation with China’s mobility service platform, Dida Chuxing, for an elevated ride-hailing experience.

Great Wall Motor inks memo for KD assembly in Kazakhstan

Great Wall Motor inked a KD assembly (knocked-down) cooperation intention memorandum with the company’s partner in Kazakhstan, Astana Motors, marking a milestone in the Chinese automaker’s deployment in the local market.

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