Xiamen’s ten billion level new energy program—— the secondary program of CALB in Xiangan Neicuo is now stepping up construction. It is expected to launch its pilot run in the second quarter this year.
Introduction to CALB
Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) has signed contracts with two cities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong to build new production facilities.
The two planned factories in Guangzhou and Jiangmen will each be designed for an annual capacity of 50 GWh.
CALB currently has seven production sites in Changzhou, Luoyang, Xiamen, Chengdu, Wuhan, Hefei and Heilongjiang with a planned capacity of 200 GWh for 2022. A few months ago, CALB had announced the expansion of its production capacity to initially 300 GWh by 2025 and later increased this target to 500 GWh by 2025 and 1,000 GWh by 2030. CALB is also planning a factory in Europe.
CALB is a key component of Xiamen’s new energy industry colony. After workers’ hard work during this Chinese New Year, CALB has completed over 80% of its second phase.
The influence of CALB’s program on XPeng
Since the e-car manufacturer Xpeng has its headquarters nearby, it is suspected that CALB could better supply Xpeng with battery cells in the future.
XPeng’s previous main battery supplier was China’s largest power battery maker, Ningde city, Fujian province-based CATL. Xpeng wants to reduce its dependence on CATL as its main supplier.
The supply chain of components needed for vehicle production needs to be continually improved to better ensure supply and production volumes and to more accurately predict delivery cycles. This will help XPeng to better turn in its products.