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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd Shifts Strategy and Boosts Shares Amidst North American Electric Vehicle Sales Slowdown

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
CATL, a Tesla supplier, sees increase in stock price after news of licensing battery technology emerges

Amidst a slowdown in North American electric vehicle sales projected through 2023, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) has decided to shift its strategy from building a battery plant in the U.S. to licensing its technology to American manufacturers instead. This move has caused CATL’s shares to surge in Shenzhen, reaching a 4-½ month high and showing stronger performance compared to the blue-chip index.

According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, CATL is exploring the possibility of licensing its battery technology to Tesla and other American automakers. The company is also collaborating with Tesla on fast-charging cells and supplying machinery to Tesla’s factory in Nevada. CATL had initially planned to build a battery plant in the U.S., but those plans have been put on hold as the company now focuses on increasing production of its more advanced products and finding solutions for faster battery charge times.

Despite the challenges faced by the industry, CATL’s founder and Chairman Robin Zeng remains optimistic about the company’s future. Zeng stated in an interview with Bloomberg that CATL is focused on increasing production of its more advanced products and has found solutions for faster battery charge times, with plans to further improve charging speeds. Additionally, CATL has an existing licensing deal with Ford to build batteries in a Michigan plant, although the scope of the collaboration has been adjusted in response to changing market conditions.

By Samantha Nguyen

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