CATL has announced a new agreement with the Honda Motor Company, through which it will supply the OEM with 123 GWh of batteries. These batteries will be supplied between 2024 and 2030, and feature in new pure-electric vehicles developed by Honda in the near-future.
The announcement marks the latest phase of CATL and Honda’s partnership, which began in 2020 through the signing of a strategic alliance on new energy vehicle batteries. To date, the collaboration has seen the companies collaborate in a number of areas – including joint development, stable supply, and the recycling and reuse of batteries.
Honda will benefit from securing CATL’s batteries as it prepares to launch e:N, its dedicated EV brand. Today, the OEM is scaling up production ahead of the launch, with the batteries provided from the partnership assembled into its EVs in at CATL’s production base in Yichun, Jiangxi Province, China. The battery supply agreement will also help Honda secure a long-term stable battery supply.
CATL and Honda will leverage their experiences to advance competitiveness. In doing so, they are aiming to contribute to a global drive towards e-mobility and carbon neutrality ambitions.