TÜV Rheinland Group and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) have signed a global framework cooperation agreement.
The two sides will carry out all-round cooperation on batteries, energy storage systems, related production equipment, and production processes, involving product testing, safety certification, risk management consulting, safety assessment, personnel competence development, technical training, management system certification, automotive-related testing and certification services, etc. The scope of cooperation will cover all branch offices of both parties around the world. This in-depth cooperation will leverage their strengths and experience in their respective fields to achieve mutual win-win benefits.
Batteries are the key to electric vehicles, and electric vehicles represent an important pillar for energy transition in Germany. At the start of 2019, there were nearly 40 different models of electric and hybrid cars. The three major auto brands each plan to introduce 25 to 30 new electric car models by 2025. German automotive companies are expected to continue to increase demand for batteries.
As one of the world’s leading R&D and manufacturing company for lithium-ion power batteries and energy storage batteries, CATL focuses on the development, production, and sales of new energy vehicle power battery systems and energy storage systems. The establishment of its factory in Germany will help CATL to further deepen cooperation, optimize resources, and upgrade its automotive industry services with a global perspective.
Source: Press Release