Changan and Ganfeng team up for solid-state batteries

The two Chinese companies Changan and Ganfeng want to establish a long-term strategic partnership in the battery sector. Changan recently announced this in a stock exchange release. Among other things, the companies are planning to become equal joint venture partners in order to “accelerate the research, development and production of solid-state batteries”, according to the statement.

Ganfeng CEO Li Liangbin is also quoted as saying that the aim is to build an internationally competitive research, development and production base for solid-state batteries in order to promote faster industrialisation of solid-state battery technology. In addition, Changan and Ganfeng will also explore cooperation in areas such as lithium mining, lithium processing, battery materials and used battery recycling.

The partnership is part of the ‘Shangri-La’ programme launched by Changan in 2017, under which the car manufacturer has now established a broad presence in the new energy vehicle market with its e-car brands Deepal, Avatr and Qiyuan. Changan hopes that the cooperation now initiated with Ganfeng will “accelerate its transformation into a leading company for intelligent, low-carbon mobility technology”.

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