Fisker and CATL on Tuesday introduced a battery-supply deal for the Fisker Ocean electrical SUV, which Fisker mentioned is on monitor for a November 2022 manufacturing begin.
Underneath the phrases of the settlement, CATL will provide two battery packs for the Ocean and a complete of 5 gigawatt-hours of cells yearly from 2023 to 2025, Fisker mentioned in a press launch.
The 2 packs embody a “high-capacity” pack utilizing lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) chemistry and a “high-value” pack utilizing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry. Fisker mentioned it has been working with CATL since 2020 on battery pack integration for the Ocean.
Each packs will even assist charging at a peak of greater than 250 kw, Fisker confirmed. They’re additionally designed to be supplementary charged by way of the photo voltaic roof Fisker beforehand confirmed for the Ocean. Fisker beforehand introduced a cope with Electrify America for quick charging, however did not say whether or not that would come with complimentary charging for purchasers.
Fisker revealed the Ocean in January 2020 after which focused sequence manufacturing beginning in 2022. The Ocean will probably be contract manufactured by Magna, which provided its personal EV platform after a deal to make use of Volkswagen’s MEB platform fell by way of.
The Ocean may have show methods from Sharp, whose dad or mum firm, often known as Foxconn, is prone to construct Fisker’s different upcoming (extra reasonably priced) EV.
CATL has additionally mentioned that it is able to make a million-mile battery, both for Tesla or for an additional automaker that is , for a price of solely about 10% greater than different present batteries.
The agency additionally not too long ago partnered with Hyundai Mobis to make use of its cell-to-pack know-how in future autos, and is supplying that very same tech to startup ELMS for electrical supply vans.