Apple’s talks with CATL and China’s BYD stopped.. know why

Apple’s talks with CATL and China’s BYD stopped.. know why
Apple’s talks with CATL and China’s BYD stopped.. know why

Reuters reported that Apple’s talks with companies CATL And WORLD China’s supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle has mostly stalled, after companies refused to team up and build US factories that cater only to the tech giant, according to a report by the Arab Technical News Gateway.

The companies have informed Apple that they are not able to meet their requirements, but the American company has not lost hope of resuming talks with CATL or WORLD.

And Chinese battery makers are more advanced than competitors in developing lithium iron phosphate batteries LFP Which is cheaper to produce, and Apple prefers this battery technology.

And she was CATLThe world’s number one battery maker for electric cars has been reluctant to build a US plant due to political tensions between Washington and Beijing as well as cost concerns..

The Chinese company also found it impossible to set up a separate product development team working exclusively with Apple due to difficulties in finding enough employees..

I refused WORLDLtd., which has a lithium iron phosphate battery plant in Lancaster, California, has built a new plant and team focused on supplying only the iPhone manufacturer..

The stalled discussions mean that Apple is considering Japanese battery makers. It sent a group of people to Japan this month. Panasonic is one of the companies the US company is considering.

Intervals CATL In a statement to Reuters it denied the relevant information. “We are evaluating the opportunity and possibility of localizing manufacturing in North America,” the statement said, adding that it has a dedicated professional team exclusively for each client..

Sources told Reuters last year that Apple aims to launch an electric car by 2024. The company has not publicly disclosed its plans.

Apple’s car project faces successive obstacles

The pause in discussions comes at a time when the administration of US President Joe Biden wants to make the United States a strong hub for electric cars, with a goal that electric cars will make up half of all new car sales in 2030..

Any delay in securing battery supplies could hamper the development of electric vehicles for the company, which last month lost its car project chief, Doug Field, after he decided to return to Ford..

Moreover, Tesla said this week that it intends to use battery chemistry outside of China as well. The company makes some cars Model 3 And Model Y In China using batteries LFP from Catl.

and used CATL And WORLD A type of battery pack technology to improve battery performance LFP. Without this, batteries are available LFP Typically a much shorter driving range and lower energy density than more expensive lithium batteries that use cobalt and nickel.

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