CATL Unveils Shenxing: Revolutionizing EV Superfast Charging Era

CATL has introduced Shenxing, the world’s first 4C superfast charging LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery. This groundbreaking technology can provide a 400 km driving range with just a 10-minute charge. Additionally, it can deliver a range of over 700 km on a full charge, presenting a significant advancement in the electric vehicle (EV) battery sector.

Why It Matters

Shenxing is poised to substantially mitigate the prevalent fast charging anxiety among EV users—an issue that has been a primary deterrent for consumers contemplating the shift to electric vehicles. With this launch, CATL reaffirms its commitment to pioneering innovation in battery technology, focusing on material, electrochemistry, and system structure improvements. Shenxing exemplifies a monumental leap in the performance capabilities of LFP chemistry, marking a new chapter in the EV superfast charging era.

Key Points

  • Accelerated Lithium Ion Extraction: Utilizing super electronic network cathode technology and nano-crystallized LFP cathode materials, Shenxing enables efficient lithium ion extraction and quick response to charging signals.
  • Enhanced Intercalation Rate: CATL employs its second-generation fast ion ring technology to optimize graphite surface properties, thereby increasing intercalation channels for lithium ions and ensuring quicker current conduction.
  • Reduced Resistance for Lithium-Ion Movement: A novel superconducting electrolyte formula and improved ultra-thin SEI (Solid Electrolyte Interphase) film have been developed to decrease resistance of lithium-ion movement effectively.
  • Improved Lithium Ion Transmission Rate: With a focus on the separator, CATL has designed this to have high porosity, reducing the transmission resistance of lithium ions and optimizing their average transmission distance.
  • Comprehensive Performance Enhancements: In addition to 4C superfast charging, Shenxing achieves a long driving range, rapid charging capabilities under various temperature conditions, and maintains a high safety standard through structural innovations and intelligent algorithms.

Bottom Line

Shenxing is not just a product; it represents CATL’s vision for the future of EVs—a future where advanced battery technology is not a luxury but a norm. With mass production of Shenxing anticipated by the end of 2023, and the first batch of Shenxing-equipped electric vehicles expected to hit the market in the first quarter of the subsequent year, CATL is strategically positioning itself as a frontrunner in the global EV battery industry. Dr. Wu Kai, Chief Scientist of CATL, emphasized during the launch event that as EV consumers evolve from pioneers to the general populace, it is imperative to make cutting-edge technology accessible to all. In line with this vision, CATL continues its steadfast journey towards making significant contributions to the global energy transition through continuous innovation and the widespread adoption of sustainable technologies.


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