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CATL "electric airplane" accelerate? Zeng Yuqun: can fly about 2,000 to 3,000 kilometers

On June 25, at the World Economic Forum Convenes 15th Annual Meeting of the New Champions(also known as the "Summer Davos"), CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun said its civil electric manned aircraft cooperation project has made progress, and is expected to support a range of about 2,000 to 3,000 kilometers from 2027 to 2028, which is also the first time CATL has revealed information about the range of its electric aircraft. This is also the first time CATL revealed its electric airplane range information.

Zeng Yuqun said CATL has successfully test-flown a 4-ton civil electric aircraft, and is "actively investing" in and accelerating the development of an 8-ton class. The 8-ton aircraft is expected to be released in 2027 to 2028, when it will be able to support a range of about 2,000 to 3,000 kilometers.

The batteries used in the project are said to be cohesive batteries, the cutting-edge battery technology of CATL. The battery's single energy density is as high as 500Wh/kg, which not only means a two-fold increase from the current level of 250Wh/kg in the power battery field of electric vehicles, but also means that it has already met the energy density requirements of regional airliners.

At the same time, Zeng Yuqun revealed that the company is developing a new generation of sodium-ion batteries, in terms of cost, life and low-temperature performance is expected to have a better performance, the earliest launch next year. If the technology as an evaluation system (1-10 scoring),CATL sodium-ion battery project has been at the level of 7.

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